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


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!

Health Benefits to 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?]