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How to improve my child’s practice?

piano recitalAsk your student to explain and demonstrate what is on the assignment sheet. Not to supervise or confirm that he is or is not doing it correctly, but just to become familiar with what is going on at our lessons.  This conversation is good for both of you, and helps you avoid the risk of being perceived as a second teacher.

If he can’t explain a practice procedure, or if you believe that he has misunderstood the practice instructions, give me a call or send an e-mail so we can discuss it at the next lessson. I try to focus on specific issues each week, rather than try to change everything all at once: he may find this discouraging.

For more tips about practicing with ease, go to Practice tips.

Music and learning

Recent scientific research shows a distinct connection between music and learning. Learning a song, a musical instrument, or a dance step offers an integration of body and mind that only music provides, a multi-sensory process that enhances learning readiness for school subjects such as reading, writing, and math.

Music study also improves spatial-temporal reasoning (see the M.I.N.D. Institute research), a neurological process needed to understand mathematics. The best way to enhance your child studies with music is to encourage listening to and learning music throughout his developmental years. Do it in ways that are fun and entertaining and find how to share the experience that are positive and nurturing.

“The pause is as important as the note.” Truman Fisher

MA piano lessons in Needham

City of Needham piano locations

I teach in the following geographic area: 02492

Please visit Piano lessons for essential information on piano study: Practice goals and musical preferences; Student recitals; Studio policies about tuition, scheduling and rescheduling; and Student referral benefits.

Interested in a free piano lesson? Note my student referral credits.

MA piano lessons in Auburndale

City of Auburndale piano locations

I teach in the following geographic area: 02466

Please visit Piano lessons for essential information on piano study: Practice goals and musical preferences; Student recitals; Studio policies about tuition, scheduling and rescheduling; and Student referral benefits.

Interested in a free piano lesson? Note my student referral credits.

MA piano lessons in Needham CLO

City of Needham piano locations

I teach in the following geographic area: 02492

Please visit Piano lessons for essential information on piano study: Practice goals and musical preferences; Student recitals; Studio policies about tuition, scheduling and rescheduling; and Student referral benefits.

Interested in a free piano lesson? Note my student referral credits.

Piano recital medley

Please enjoy some images from past recitals!

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New pianos for beginners?

abstractI recently read that as the founder of the Talent Education Movement, Suzuki did believe that a parent should always buy the best instrument that he can possibly afford, with the belief that a quality instrument impacts a student’s enjoyment of his musical study.

At his piano lesson, the student is taught to listen carefully to his music and play with a beautiful sound. This is much of what makes it a rewarding and highly valued life experience. If he goes home, and the instrument makes it difficult to achieve these goals, he can become frustrated and discouraged in his practice, and at future lessons.
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SBC Piano Studio featured on Web designer’s site

A piano studio introduces the musician, her teaching methods, and studio policies. Blog articles and external music links encompass an array of music topics keeping the visitor on the site and encouraging them to return. Blog articles and links are updated periodically (the term semi-static site describes this best).

Site statistics show that visitors spend the most time reading the short, but highly informative front page content and articles, which add credibility to the business and potentially increases client interest. Of course, piano lesson information and biography are also visited regularly.

I try to reflect the distinct needs of each business. Easy access to site key information and logical organization of key topics reflect the personality of your business. Using the WordPress CMS, I built and customized this site, adding a credit card payment feature that increased sales and simplifies the payment process.

To view the semi-static small business gallery, click image.

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Need help buying a piano?

Piano lessons for all ages!If you need assistance in making your piano purchase, I can meet you at the dealership and act as a liaison between you and the piano dealer. Contact me for further information about this.

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Piano lessons Newton MA or Brookline MA

If you live in the Newton MA or Brookline MA community, please read all about piano lessons, practice tips, and my biography.

Weston MA community includes zip codes 02493 and 02193; Wellesley MA  community includes zip codes 02481 02482 02457, 02481, 02482, 02457; Wayland MA community include zip codes 01778; Needham MA community includes zip codes 02492 and 02494; Newton MA community includes zip  codes 02458  02461  02459  02462  02464  02465  02468 and 02460; Natick MA community includes zip  code 02760; Lincoln MA community includes zip code 01773; and Brookline MA community include zip codes 02445 02446 02446 02445 02146 02147 02447, Chestnut Hill MA zip codes 02467 02167.

Piano instruction Weston, MA and surrounding areas

If you want piano instruction in Weston MA, please click the read all about SBC Piano Studio in the above menus: piano lessons, biography, practice tips, testimonials, and methods. Playing piano is a lifelong hobby, and piano lessons are the most efficient way to master the skill.

Metro West, MA communities includes Weston zip codes 02493 and 02193; Wellesley MA community includes zip codes 02481, 02482, 02457, 02481, 02482, and 02457; Wayland MA community include zip code 01778; Needham MA community includes zip codes 02492 and 02494; Newton MA community includes zip codes 02458, 02461, 02459, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02468, and 02460; Natick MA community includes zip code 02760; Lincoln MA community includes zip code 01773; Brookline MA community include zip codes 02445, 02446, 02446, 02445, 02146, 02147, 02447, and Chestnut Hill MA zip codes 02467 and 02167.

Piano instruction Waltham, MA / Metro West

If you want piano instruction in Weston MA, please click the read all about SBC Piano Studio in the above menus: piano lessons, biography, practice tips, testimonials, and methods. Playing piano is a lifelong hobby, and piano lessons are the most efficient way to master the skill.

Metro West, MA communities includes Waltham MA community includes zip codes 02451, 02452, 02453, 02454.

I also teach in Wayland MA community include zip code 01778; Needham MA community includes zip codes 02492 and 02494; Newton MA community includes zip codes 02458, 02461, 02459, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02468, and 02460; Natick MA community includes zip code 02760; Lincoln MA community includes zip code 01773; Brookline MA community include zip codes 02445, 02446, 02446, 02445, 02146, 02147, 02447, and Chestnut Hill MA zip codes 02467 and 02167.

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