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3-Note Improv

Is the idea with the 3-note comp/improv exercise that the students are to play three consecutive white notes in the RH or can they be any three notes, black or white? I get them to pick any 3 white notes without telling them about the…

When to introduce Jazz

I have noticed that The Mirron seems to be tough for students. Any advice on when to introduce this? Maybe Time for More Music should be mostly completed, I’m gathering. It looks like these Jazz pieces may unfold over an extended period of time. You’re…

Student wants to play challenging classical piece

I have a 12-year-old student in Foundation 8 who is especially interested in classical music. He recently brought in a crazy complicated Chopin piece (Revolutionary Etude) he wants to learn. I have the skills to help him dissect the piece and learn to play it,…