Why Do Music Teachers Charge for Lessons?

Music teachers don’t charge for what they DO, we charge for what we KNOW. This is a very important concept for adult students and parents who are looking for high quality music teachers. What we do lasts about 45 minutes per week! Most private music lessons last...

All Children Deserve Music Lessons

It is my firm belief that all children deserve and need music lessons as part of their formal education. The ancient Greeks believed that a child’s music education was essential to raise responsible and well-balanced adults in order to keep a society in harmony...

How Do You Read Music Fluently?

Music is a language and one needs to learn the reading and speaking skills of that language. The first “secret” to successful sight reading is to “keep going.” What does that mean? The tendency of students is to start all over when they make...

Why I Do What I Do

At this point in my career of forty years as a performing pianist and teacher I do what I do because I want to give back. Yes, it is pay back time! I feel the need to pass on my knowledge and experience to students and teachers who could benefit from all that I have...

Calling All Angels

Few people in Dallas know that every week there are Musical Angels who visit children’s hospitals and teach young patients how to make music with their own hands and hearts. These Musical Angels bring the healing power of music, joy and hope to every child who...

Musical Gestures

Musical Gestures bring out the character and emotions in music. Experienced musicians can look at music and point out what the musical gestures are. Then they go on to bring them out, polish them and make them clear to the audience. The audience perceives this as a...

Practice “Secret” No. 1

Piano students underestimate the power of separate hand practicing. It saves so much time and frustration to MASTER each hand separately and THEN put them together! Many students resist this technique but when they try it, the cannot believe how much progress they...