Breakups can really hurt, especially when nasty words get thrown around. It’s tempting to take those words to heart and make things even messier. But here’s the thing: those mean words often come from a place of unresolved pain. That’s why setting some healthy boundaries becomes super important when you’re dealing with the aftermath of
I want my comment section to be fun for you to read and fun for me to reply to. I want it to be a world where communication happens the way I want it to happen. This isn’t a democracy and I’m not an authority figure. I’m just another human being like you. But this
First, it’s normal to have trouble with this. Patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time screws up nearly everyone. Piano’s the same. Playing each hand on its own works fine. But, when you try to put them together, all hell breaks loose. Your left hand wants to do what your right
I got an email someone who’s wondering how long it will take to learn piano. I get this question a lot and I’m sure it makes sense in the head of whoever’s asking it. But, I’ve been playing the piano for decades and I’m still not good at it. So, what hope do you have?
My way of teaching piano uses mindfulness. You might not know that because I haven’t used that word much lately. That’s because it has connotations I’m trying to avoid. But, I got an email from someone who’s interested in mindfulness. So, let’s talk about it. (The email is in a bold italic font, and my responses are
Suppose you have an undergraduate degree in a STEM field and you want to get a graduate degree (MM) in music performance. Let’s also assume you haven’t taken any music courses and you’re not great at your instrument. It won’t be easy, but you can do it. First, you don’t need an undergrad degree in