More than 25 years experience teaching and studying classical piano repertoire. Will conveniently travel to your home in the greater Weston/Wellesley MA area.
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.
I had the privilege to study as with Hungarian-born pianist who combined distinguished careers in both teaching and performing since his arrival in America. Born in 1912 in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary, one of his first teachers was István Thoman. At the Liszt Academy in Hungary, he studied piano with Imre Keeri–Szanto and Ernö Dohnanyi, composition with Zoltan Kodaly, and chamber music with Leo Weiner.
–Text supplied by Linda Jiorle-Nagy
A winner of the coveted Liszt Prize for three consecutive years, his first teaching assignment was at the Liszt Academy. After 9 successful years there, Dr. Nagy accepted a position at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada. Other appointments followed, including Artist in Residence and Professor of Piano at Indiana University, Boston University, North Carolina School for the Arts, and The Catholic University of America.
Width = 239px Height = 171pxLet me go where’er I will, I hear a sky-born music still.
It sounds from all things old, It sounds from all things young;
From all that’s fair, from all that’s foul, Peals out a cheerful song.
It is not only in the rose, It is not only in the bird,
Not only where the rainbow glows, Nor in the song of woman heard,
But in the darkest, meanest things, There always, always something sings.
Tis not in the high stars alone, Nor in the cups of budding flowers,
Nor in the redbreast’s mellow tone, Nor in the bow that smiles in showers,
But in the mud and scum of things, There always, always something sings.
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.
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