Using the body

Power Poses for Piano Practice

Power Poses for Piano Practice

That neighbor walking past my house with his dog: did he hear snatches of my music through the window, and is that a smirk on his face?

Practice Listening with Your Eyes

Practice Listening with Your Eyes

One of the most exciting ways to enjoy music is to listen… with your eyes. It’s one of the main reasons you go to a rock concert or orchestra performance instead of just buying the recording. It’s why some pianists become famous and others go unnoticed.

Body over Mind in Adult Piano Lessons

Body over Mind in Adult Piano Lessons

For over a year, while studying Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude in my adult piano lessons, I often stumbled into an A-flat trap. In the expansion of the dreamy, opening melody, I launched off a bass A-flat into nowhere, flummoxed on which notes I should strike next.