"Target Practice" was inspired by a student who benefits from a concrete goal: a target. In piano lessons, this target can be difficult to define:
How many notes do I need to play in order to be done with this song?
Did I portray enough emotion?
Does the audience know I messed up?
We've narrowed down the target to three topics:
Am I playing with accuracy?
Am I playing fluently?
Is there character in my music?
Click below to download "Transition Target Practice" to start improving your own practice accuracy, fluency, and character through game form.
A few months ago, we took the paradigm shift offered by remote learning during Covid to engage with a living composer. Students performed some of Andrea & Trevor Dow's compositions during the Wunderkeys World Tour, and received fabulous feedback in real time from Andrea. Two of our students submitted recordings to me to receive performance certificates. Congrats to Achyut and Broden! Visit our eventbrite site or find us on facebook to participate in future performance learning events.
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We're continuing our celebration of Summer's End (it isn't QUITE back-to-school season, is it) with an online recital for students!
Returning teacher Colleen Carney of the Carney-Terrell duo will be teaching piano students onsite throughout the summer. Colleen received the competitive Ellis Duo Award from the National Federation of Music Clubs in March 2019 in Jackson, MS, and performed at the Biennial Convention in Jacksonville, FL. She has been working towards her master's degree in piano at USC and joins us for this summer as a special guest teacher. Lessons with her are a great opportunity to learn more about duets and collaboration for students of all ages!
Our on site lessons will follow current CDC guidelines, recommendations from MTNA (Music Teacher's National Association), and the Oregon Governor's Office. Check out our awesome set up with a sanitation station, student piano, close up live stream of each hand position on the TV, and teacher piano spaced more than 6ft apart. Not pictured: large game mat for student kinesthetic & music theory breaks. Ready to give it a try? Register now and select an open time for your first lesson! Be sure to complete the pre-lesson clearance form the day of your on-site lesson.
PS Want to learn why we aren't offering singing or flute lessons on site? Listen to this: youtu.be/xPg7FLkYDYY