Category Archives: stuck in a rut

When a piano student is not working up to potential, the meeting and e-mail that are needed…

I was reminded by a reader of my post titled, “When love for the piano dies..” and in that particular writing I focused on situations where certain pressures brought by parents and/or the piano teacher can trigger practicing avoidance, leading … Continue reading

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Piano Instruction: Out of a Rut with Spot Practicing

I’ve discovered a way to advance a piece that’s found itself in the doldrums –held back by the same snags that most students dread and want to avoid. The remedy boils down to spot practicing with a generous serving of … Continue reading

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