Guest Blogger: The Most Efficient Way to Practice

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The following entry was written by Joseph Mook, one of our piano teachers in Columbus. Joseph graduated from the Ohio State University, with his degree in Music Education with Piano as his primary focus, but also plays trumpet and violin. His enthusiasm for music is contagious, and his knowledge invaluable. Please enjoy the following entry about getting the most out of your practice time!


When students first begin to take music lessons, it’s only natural that they really ...

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Why We Value Music…

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The following is an entry from n Cathy Grimes, long time piano teacher and musician.

Cathy took a few moments to share with our readers why music is so very important to her, and how important she feels it should be to each of our lives. Thank you for sharing, Cathy, and to our readers- enjoy!

“Music is not just something I do, it is what I am… from the age of 3,
music was the most important ...

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How to Better Work With Busy Students and Their Families

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Fellow teachers, we’ve all been through this before: a last-minute cancellation (like a couple of hours before), because Suzie has a special after-school program that her parents forgot to tell you about at last week’s lesson. Or a whole string of cancellations because little Johnny has a super jam-packed schedule of baseball, or soccer, or basketball, or all three! Or a family decided they would like to take their annual summer getaway…for 2-3 months!! We’ve all been frustrated/disappointed to some ...

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