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The Biggest Challenge for Adult Piano Students (Video)

While I underscore the adult student population in this discussion, it's not meant to omit students of any age who study piano. Almost universally, those coming back to the piano after a significant hiatus, or those just beginning lessons in adulthood, have big expectations to "succeed" and progress at an imagined rate of "speed." Such… Continue reading The Biggest Challenge for Adult Piano Students (Video)

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Starting lessons with a new adult piano student

Just this past week, I had an ice-breaking LIVE lesson with a new adult student. Naturally, the introductory inquiry sent by email turned out to be an invaluable opener, since the prospective pupil imparted a generous serving of his musical history. As counterpoint, I responded with a few additional questions to fill in minor gaps.… Continue reading Starting lessons with a new adult piano student