Category: Piano Basics

2010 National Piano Guild Audition Results

September 18th, 2010, No Comments

Hello all: I am happy to announce our Piano Guild auditions are finally complete. All students testing higher than Elementary B with a National (10 piece) or International (15 piece) program performed scales – ¬†musicianship phases and most chords / cadences and arpeggios musicianship phases as well. I used the book “Play Piano in All […]

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The ease of preparing my students with the new book "Play Piano in all Keys"

May 31st, 2010, No Comments

New scales, Chords / cadences, arpeggios book introduction: “Play Piano In All Keys” by Eva Martin Hollaus. I have been entering students in the Annual Guild Auditions since 2001 and average about 26 – 35 students each year with a National or International program. All my students, with the exception of students I only had […]

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BACK TO BASICS – SCALES, CHORDS, ARPEGGIOS

September 10th, 2009, No Comments

Oh yes, it’s this time of year again, back to basics practicing scales, chords, arpeggios. Over the summer, I am always trying to push for completed pages in the theory books and push practicing scales, chords, arpeggios: making sure the fingering is absolutely accurate, the fingers and hand positions are curved the correct way – […]

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MTAC Certificate of Merit (TM)

April 29th, 2009, No Comments

Congratulations to everyone who participated and tested in the Certificate of Merit (TM). I am very happy to announce, that everyone from our Studio, passed their exams. All the hard work, extra theory hours and additional practice, paid off. Please, congratulate: Bret Paddock, Level 8 Branch Honors Theresa Pailma, Level 6 Branch Honors Corrina Conway, […]

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Daily scale practice, how to get results

November 22nd, 2008, No Comments

DSCO concerto winners perform – Arts & Living: “I could not have been more amazed at Capone’s masterful and impressive execution of playing high and low scales and at his overall performance throughout this difficult folk-influenced piece. Because Capone is a sophomore, the Davidson community will have a few more years to continue hearing his […]

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Introduction

October 29th, 2008, No Comments

Hello all and hello to everyone who loves to create piano music: I decided to name this blog Piano How To, giving many, many helpful hints regarding practicing, playing, performing and preparing performances. My background is Classical Piano Performance, Coaching, teaching K-12 and Adult, all levels and abilities. I teach a very successful Classical Piano […]

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