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Individualizing Piano Study: How to avoid Method Book dependency

Over decades of teaching, I've come to the conclusion that each student needs a custom designed long-term lesson plan. Method books only go so far. Often they stratify the learning process, keeping students in an interminably drawn out, regressive C Major universe. For the most part, flats and sharps with Letter Name identifications are regarded… Continue reading Individualizing Piano Study: How to avoid Method Book dependency

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Near heart failure, but Ilyana saved the day!

I nearly had heart failure early this morning after seven gut wrenching hours of writing, tweaking, inserting photos, editing, and refining my new post, "After the Fall." Suddenly, to my horror, it had completely vanished! I had no warning and I don't recall accidentally deleting it. I hadn't moved this last blog to the trash… Continue reading Near heart failure, but Ilyana saved the day!