Christmas Ideas for Your Piano Studio

These short winter days and the cold weather can suck the life out of anyone. I can't imagine being excited about practicing for the piano recital while dreaming of a white Christmas far far away from scales and chords, only with presents, cookies and the sweet pillow. That's why I came up with a few … Continue reading Christmas Ideas for Your Piano Studio

Piano practice & Time

It's very hard for me to be open minded and creative about piano practice time, because when I was small, practice was not measured in time, but in achieving a goal you set for yourself, like lightly reading a passage without mistakes and interruptions. Sometimes it took 5 minutes, sometimes an hour, tears and angry … Continue reading Piano practice & Time

When do you let your child give up on piano lessons?

There are many reasons why a child would think about quitting piano lessons. One of the reasons should be the difficulty. One other reason could be the fact that his parents have allowed him to think that quitting is an option. Ever. I am, myself, a very picky teacher. That's not the best trait, I … Continue reading When do you let your child give up on piano lessons?

What happens in my piano class – THE UPGRADED VERSION

My piano class has remarkably evolved. I am now entering the fourth year of study with some of my students here in Bucharest. Things are getting serious and I'm doing my best to keep up with their needs and their wants. So I have designed a new format for my piano class starting this year … Continue reading What happens in my piano class – THE UPGRADED VERSION