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The Sacred Triangle

Success of young students, no matter the discipline, is built on a solid foundation. Information is distributed to the student in a classroom/private lesson format and then reinforced with continued study outside of that class or lesson. In the case of music, which presents a vast array of high-level concepts combined with an intense demand [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Blog, Music Education|Comments Off on The Sacred Triangle

Chamber Music – The Holy Grail In Music Education

The constant tapping and counting of a teacher in a music lesson seems to be a constant and never-ending tedium. How many music teachers have I heard say, “I sound like a broken record: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 during every lesson! Why can’t students just learn to count themselves?!” The answer my [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Blog, Chamber Music|Comments Off on Chamber Music – The Holy Grail In Music Education

Thoughts From UBC To NWMA

In just a few days, Sept 6th to be exact, my university students (all piano majors) will converge on UBC for a new year of study, practice and goals to attain. The latter, of course, is my ultimate concern and that they pass their end-of-year exams with flying colors. The lesson to be learned is [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Blog, News & Events|Comments Off on Thoughts From UBC To NWMA