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Often students come to me having studied with other teachers; at an intermediate level, advanced level or even at a late-beginner grade. They are musical, they are interested in keeping up their piano studies, their parents are equally keen, there is just one problem: their technical ability is far below par when matched against the kind of music they want to play. 610 more words

Kay Crawford

SQ3R - Survey/Question/Read/Review/Recite

In high school I had a friend who became his schools valedictorian.  We were both members of a speech club patterned after Toastmaster’s International.  One meeting Rich was scheduled to give a speech.   2,430 more words

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Creative approach to improve sight-reading for piano ~IMPROVISATION~

For the past months, I’ve been experimenting with a new way of improving sight-reading for my students preparing for the ABRSM piano exam (Grade 1 to 5 levels in particular). 1,436 more words


Today's interests: 3-D design and printing, and berry-wine slushies

A friend of mine (Hello L!) introduced me to 3D design today, so, naturally, I went to Tinkercad and made this guy:

He’s made to fit over the black key of a piano. 66 more words

The Consultation Lesson Explained

People ask me what a consultation lesson is, why is it free, so on and so forth, so I thought I would very quickly outline my thoughts behind this. 364 more words

Kay Crawford

Piano Performance Tips and Advice for Advanced Students.

Don’t give “ghost recitals” in the practice room. There is no point in playing your repertoire over and over again at a loud volume as if you’re performing it. 1,724 more words

Kay Crawford

Five Signs Your Child is Ready for Piano Lessons

This is one of the most frequent questions I receive from parents of potential students. Children ideally begin piano when they are in elementary school, but depending on the child, that can be early elementary school or later. 435 more words