Music and learning

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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.

New pianos for beginners?

piano new I 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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Practice your way to success

Find a consistent practice time. All humans relate to routine, and practice can become just like doing homework, brushing your teeth, bedtime, and eating properly. What other things are in your daily routine that are nonnegotiable? Handle piano practice in the same way.

Also, set a specific goal for each practice session. Rather than just “putting in time,” you can help by making a “do-list” for each practice session. Perhaps make at least one session a week a performing session for any available listener(s). This may motivate students to work harder during the regular practice sessions.

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

SBC Piano Studio business reputation

sbc bizSBC Piano Studio has been in business for three decades, but my Web stats verify me as a legitimate and reliable organization, including: Google, AVG, Site Advisor.

Please take a look at what current students say about my instruction and contact me with any questions.

My study includes private lessons with Hungarian pianist Bela Nagy and a B.A. cum laude from Brandeis University. Attending workshops in Suzuki method, classes in Dalcroze Eurhythmics at Juilliard, and master classes with internationally renowned pianists, such as Gyorgy Sebok and Bela Nagy (where I performed) further developed my teaching skills.

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.

Newton MA piano lessons

City of Newton 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.

Piano recital medley

Please enjoy some images from past recitals!

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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.

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