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Multimedia Recital a Huge Succes!

Multimedia Recital a Huge Succes!

Music Alive! 2017 was such an exciting event! Unlike typical recitals, Music Alive! involves more than just getting up and playing a piece on the piano. Students from the Piano Sensei studio create their own multimedia projects where they pair their music with photos,...
Dalcroze Eurhythmics – Music and Movement

Dalcroze Eurhythmics – Music and Movement

I recently attend a week-long Dalcroze Eurhythmics training workshop, and it was so amazing! Eurhythmics means “good flow”, and this philosophy was developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. He was a Swiss music teacher who believed in using the body to...
How to improvise in Dorian mode

How to improvise in Dorian mode

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to improvise in Dorian mode! What’s Dorian mode? First of all, modes are different scales, or different combinations of half steps and whole steps. The 2 most common modes are Major (aka “Ionian”) and Minor (aka...
Mistakes Welcome

Mistakes Welcome

Beethoven said, “To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.” I love mistakes. They are often funny, goofy, or just plain strange! Instead of tensing up, stressing out, and trying to play something perfect, why don’t we...
How to Practice

How to Practice

Practicing the piano, or any instrument, is a huge part of developing your skills, obviously. But many people are confused about how to practice. Here are some helpful tips: Think of quality, not quantity. 15 minutes of deliberate, focused, efficient practice is MUCH...