Spring-Time Songs & Pieces

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Spring-Time Songs & Pieces

“Ah! Spring is in the air!” Well, at least intermittently, with the unseasonably warm temperatures that keep popping up every so often. However, with it being March now, spring really is around the corner, and we were inspired to do another quick gathering of seasonally appropriate pieces and songs to get you excited for those gorgeous blossoms and happy chirping of the birds. Parents, ask your child’s teacher to start teaching him or her these musical gems. Teachers, it’s not ...

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Classical Indian Music

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Classical Indian Music

If you’re a private music teacher in the suburbs of a big city, chances are you have a handful of Indian families, as they happen to be a large immigrant group that primarily settles in these communities. Chances are, as well, that the parents have expressed to you a need that they would like YOU to teach their children the basics of classical Indian music. Now, unless you have spent a significant portion of a World Music class in college ...

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The Best Apps for Music Teachers

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Music technology has definitely come a long way since the first days of MIDI and keyboards in the 1980s. Below are some useful tips, tricks, programs, and apps that are a must-have for today’s modern music teacher!

1. Tuning apps-You can get these for free on your smart phone or tablet, and a good recommendation is DaTunerLite. It accurately shows the concert pitch you’re playing chromatically, to within a tenth of a cent! The app will change from orange to green if ...

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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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Another “Which Came First- The Chicken or the Egg?”

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We’ve all heard this before- People who learn to play an instrument and maintain in practice are smarter and possess sharper a memory throughout their schooling and career. Maybe not everyone has heard this, but most parents, adult students, professional athletes, and intellectuals have encountered, if not sought after, this statement. At least admit you’ve seen it on Pinterest or Huffington Post during your facebook meanderings. Teachers, doctors and historians have studied musicians and intellectuals alike, ad nauseam, and ...

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Practice Tips for Muscle Memory

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The goal of any musician should be to be able to play and create. Once you can play without thinking about it (referred to by some as “creating muscle memory”), your brain will be freed up to do MORE creating! This blog entry will explore some ways to do just that.
A common misconception is that muscle memory is something that develops like a heartbeat, which is an actual involuntary, muscular movement.
In truth, increasing muscle memory, as told ...

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Back to School!

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Hello!

It’s that time of year again…That time that half of us think is glorious, because our kids will be back to learning in school- not playing video games, not sleeping in, not constantly needing torn apart from their siblings for stealing toys, and finally, the cat (and you) can nap in peace again! The other half of us are rolling our eyes when the school buses head out, because we know our daily commute just got ...

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Welcome, Music Community!

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Welcome to Piano Lessons in Your Home’s official blog!

We do hope all music lovers find our blog, as it will be a fantastic resource! Our first entry is just a little history about our company, what we value, what we strive to inspire in the world around us. Upcoming entries will include, but are certainly not limited to the following:

– simple practice techniques that can be used during every day activities,

-mind sharpening tools designed to increase ...

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