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Blog posts : "piano"

Finding Time to Play

October 22, 2017

by Cathy Smetana

I am, first and foremost, a teacher. I do not have a church job, or play for weddings, or do a lot of accompanying. I do not currently have a significant other with whom to share expenses and chores; in spite of my best efforts, my cat Pablo simply bli…

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Evan's Online Piano Success

May 29, 2013

by Timothy De Prey DePrey.Timothy@MacPhail.org

piano keysI began teaching Evan in September 2012.  Evan was my first On Line student and in the beginning I wondered how I would adapt my teaching for an On Line student.  I embraced the opportunity and Evan turns out to be the perfect On Line student.  He is …

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Engaging Young Learners

February 15, 2013

by Heather Vanderley Vanderley.Heather@MacPhail.org

Watching Annette Lee teach piano to my 4 now 5 year old has given me all sorts of ideas that can apply across instrument for keeping young kids engaged.  These are a few that I now have integrated into my own violin teaching (or plan to soon!).

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December 11, 2012

by Jon Iverson Iverson.Jon@MacPhail.org

DisklavierPlayerWhen it comes to audio recordings, overdubbing is nothing new. There are some unique examples worth noting however. Legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans created three full albums of music with the technique of overdubbing, "Conversations with Myself," "Furth…

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