NOW!!! Start at the first rehearsal — test your memory.f Very interesting article below from Dr. K. J (It is short…worth the read!) What Is The Best Time To Start Memorizing A Song So, Hays High Hunchback cast, how is memorization going for you?
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Yesterday I had the honor of accompanying my daughter Shelby as she sang at her Great Grandma’s funeral. The music on that day was not for the purpose of entertainment or to feed the ego of the performer. Once again, I was reminded that the arts are not expendable. The arts are an essential part […]
It was a great experience for my students to host the Garden City High School A Cappella choir under the direction of Jane Vanderhoff. Here are just a few of the positives: The reason for the Arts in Education was on display The experience of singing in such a beautiful resonant space The educational value […]
Here is an interesting article to get you going on how to take care of your piano. The life of your piano is a “well maintained piano.” Justin Elliot, piano technician, in this article gives some good advice: Regular Tuning — it is like putting gas in your car Hammer Filing, hammer voicing and regulation […]
Applause! Applause! Good for you. Piano lessons are good for you no matter what your age or where you are in life. If you want to get the most from your money, here is good advice in the article, 5 Things Your Piano Teacher May Not Be Telling You. You’re Not Practicing Enough You Need […]
In 2011, conductor-pianist Daniel Barenboim had a new piano designed to his specifications. Read about the interesting design inspired by Liszt’s piano which had straight strings in contrast to the grand pianos today which have diagonal string designs HERE While I was reading about this radical piano design (great pictures in the above article), I […]