Welcome to our studio website! Music lessons have great benefits in many areas, including reading and language skills, concentration, memory, creativity, and self-confidence, as proved from a large number of research studies. Students who take music lessons often develop better academic, social, and emotional skills. Please refer to our articles section for more information about piano and music […]
Support from parent and family are extremely important in encouraging a student in his/her piano studies, especially for young children. This article discusses fun ideas to include the family in a student’s practice!
From Solo to Splendid… Incorporating Family Into Home Piano Practice
Useful advice for parents who sit in at piano lessons
Parents who sit in on piano lessons
Playing music in a group not only increases motivation and engagement, but also builds important musicianship skills. Explore opportunities in ensembles, bands, or duet playing!
Group instrumental lessons can provide opportunities not offered by one-to-one teaching
Long-term musical training is found to lead to faster auditory, tactile and multisensory reaction times related to better cognitive function.
Musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians
Effective practice is defined as consistent, intensely focused and targeting specific content or weaknesses. Great video published by TED Ed!
How To Practice Effectively, According To Science
Whether you are preparing for an examination, a musical festival, or a performance, it’s important to consider the mental, physical, and emotional aspects in your practice.
Concert pianist: how to perform under pressure
When it comes to motivating students to practice, parents and the teacher must work together to find methods that would best encourage practice at home.
Motivating Students to Practice
Memorization is not simply playing a piece of music repeatedly until it is remembered, but it should be an active process in which we try to put together sections of the music that are meaningful structurally and musically.
Memorizing Music: The Two Most (and the Two Least) Efficient Strategies
A helpful reminder for teachers and parents to give positive instructions that would enhance students’ performances, encourage good practices, and reinforce positive behavior.
“Don’t” Instructions vs. “Do” Instructions – Is One Really Better Than the Other?
Musicality and artistry are important skills for pianists at all levels, sometimes over technical abilities. This article discusses how to evaluate, prepare, and work on musicality at the lesson and during practice.
The Makings of Musicality
Other than talent, a musician must also have discipline, problem solving skills, tolerance for failure, and social skills to be successful.
5 things you need to succeed as a musician
Setting a regular routine, creating a friendly practice environment, and being a practice helper are of great importance to young students’ home practice.
Three Strategies for Effective Piano Practice
The definition and purpose of tone color – a concept that is important to piano and theory students at any level!
What is Tone Color? (Timbre)
There is much more besides passing on knowledge and principles that a music teacher does to inspire students to grow.
Music: How a teacher can influence a whole life
The 2016 edition of the RCM theory syllabus has been released. Please find information on exam title changes and the 2-year crossover plan below:
Theory Syllabus 2016 Transition Timeline & Crossover Plan
Learning any new musical instrument will have its challenges, but the rewards will be well worth the effort.
12 things they didn’t tell you about learning a musical instrument
With understanding of the context of a piece and personal engagement, classical music can result in deep satisfaction by its complexity and richness.
Pianist Maria Asteriadou: Classical Music Can Deeply Satisfy Us