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Muscle Memory and Speed

I’m curious about the psychology behind the brain’s ability to increase the speed of muscle memory (play a song faster), but its struggle to decrease the speed of the same task. Anyone? Not an expert neurological answer, but: Speed comes with familiarity and comfort. Slowness…

Using Ballads, Songs & Vignettes

I’d like to talk about how I’m finding and using the Ballads, Songs and Vignettes recordings in my studio. There are so many aspects I’ve numbered them. Here are some benefits I see for my students . 1.They counter a mentality I often see that…

Getting student to slow down

Any suggestions how to get a 7-year-old to sloooooow down in his playing? Initially he was slow because of weak and small hands and lack of motor skills, but now his hands are stronger and he has also listened to a lot of fast rock…

Difficulty playing slowly

I have a private student, an adult with no previous piano lessons of any kind, who is learning even a lot faster than what I am used to seeing. As an artist, she also loves improvising. I teach her one of the F1 songs and…

New Student Frustrated Already

So, I just recently signed up a 6 year old soon-to-be seven year old.  She has had one lesson… and I got a phone call from her mom today stating that, her daughter had been getting frustrated. Putting her head down on the keyboard, and…