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Done Dabbling

A few years back, someone asked me if I thought I’d ever write a novel some day. My first reaction was to laugh. At that time, I had just recently delved back into writing after a twenty-five year hiatus of not writing a single word (actually, hiatus sounds like I was once a prolific writer—I wasn’t—the best word to describe my attempts at writing in college would be that I “dabbled.”)  Sure, writing short essays and a blog post now and then was feasible—but a novel? 822 more words

Writing

Talking to distracted kids in piano class

Piano teaching needs to be different, when creative, musical and intelligent children between 5 to 7 have serious difficulties paying attention.

The biggest difficulty a teacher faces, is getting the child to focus and think while playing the piano. 326 more words

Music

A Delivery of Trinity College Exam Materials!

Today I returned home to find a parcel on my doorstep.

A parcel that is a part of my research. It is like Christmas in my house when new music arrives. 346 more words

Learning For Teachers

About my distracted students

Some of my piano students are very very distracted in piano class and otherwise too. They just don’t pay attention during class, or while practising, so they practise enthusiastically – but wrong. 314 more words

Pedagogy

A new kind of practice notebook

Encouraging piano students to practice can be the bane of the piano teacher’s life and teachers regular seek new ways to encourage students to practice creatively, thoughtfully and intelligently. 584 more words

Piano Teaching

Students' Concert at the 1901 Arts Club

This year my annual student concert was held at the 1901 Arts Club, a beautiful, intimate venue in a former schoolmaster’s house (built in 1901) close to London’s Waterloo Station. 843 more words

General

June Inspirations

I just returned from the  Ohio University (Athens) Pedagogy Workshop.  It was inspirational, transforming and FUN!   Better than a vacation in every way, but now my To Do list is twice as long as it was before I left. 375 more words