Music is what feelings sound like

Music is what feelings sound like

I love this quote.

It describes so precisely why music has been such an important part of my life. I’m not a very emotionally expressive person when it comes to saying or showing how I feel, but I have feelings swirling around inside all the same. Where do these feelings go?

For..

Posted by Piano with Po, 0 comments
A Celebration Concert

A Celebration Concert

Four weeks into isolation lock down, I’ve finally found time to get around to those “important, but not urgent” tasks on my to-do list!

One of these was to share about the end of year Celebration Concert that I hosted at my studio last December. Feels like a lifetime ago now…

Setting..

Posted by Piano with Po, 0 comments
Making time for practice

Making time for practice

“How much practice did you do this week?”

I remember dreading this question as an adult voice student because my answer would almost always be “not much”. I was in my early 20s, starting out a career in a fast-paced organisation, partying on Friday nights and trying..

Posted by Piano with Po, 0 comments
My 30 days of yoga (and how it relates to piano)

My 30 days of yoga (and how it relates to piano)

Imagine you know two people who both do yoga. One tells you they have been practicing for a year and a half, while the other tells you they have practiced for 30 days. Which person do you think would be more advanced in their mastery of yoga?

Most of us would say that the person who has done..

Posted by Piano with Po, 0 comments
Let Them Be Silly

Let Them Be Silly

As a piano teacher, I am very conscious of every minute that goes by in a lesson. There is always so much I want to teach and there’s rarely enough time to squeeze it all in. 30, 45 or even 60 minutes can go by really quickly and it’s tempting to cut short parts of the lesson that don’t..

Posted by Piano with Po, 0 comments
Play and Practice Pieces

Play and Practice Pieces

I give my beginner piano students a lot of pieces to play after their first month or so, introducing at least one or two new pieces of music each lesson. Being new to the piano, every piece of music has something in it for them to learn, be it technique, patterns, rhythm or note reading.
Some..

Posted by Piano with Po, 0 comments
What are Piano Exams?

What are Piano Exams?

If you or your children are learning to play the piano, it’s likely that someone will ask at some stage, “What grade are you in?”
This is particularly common in countries such as Australia and Singapore where a lot of of emphasis is placed on exams when it comes to learning..

Posted by Piano with Po, 0 comments