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Old -fashioned Learning Ideas Now Acclaimed

Strings Attached‘ Co-Author Offers Solutions for Education – WSJ

Do Audiences Hear our Performance Mistakes?

Audiences may not hear as many mistakes as you might imagine. See this interesting article.

How Top Performers Practice

See: NY Times article.

Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine.

An amazing story about a now-11 year old musician, Alma Deutscher. Read below to find her performance of her own violin concerto.

Exciting Remote Lesson Master Class

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We are so excited about the upcoming Yamaha Remote Lesson Master Class with Juilliard Professor of Piano Julian Martin. To see a brief demo of what such a class is like, see:

pianoSonoma Master Class with Anne Marie McDermott

And to see a great video summarizing our experience with the Master Classes and our partnerships with Juilliard’s Julian Martin and Yamaha, see Samford’s excellent short (2’40”) video capturing the moment:

Career Tips

Rearview Mirror-what I wish I’d known in music school”

7 Bad Practice Habits – worth reading!

http://oryshihor.com/blog/7-worst-piano-practice-habits/

Health Benefits to Playing Piano

http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/top-10-health-benefits-playing-piano/

Tips for Parents of piano students:

What Your Piano Parents Need To Know About Practice

Which is the “best” piano??

See the NY Times article: “Steinway Still Holds Sway [me: or does it?]