Can I take a break from music lessons in the summer?

June 16, 2021

Summer is made for children to enjoy their lives and just be kids – we completely support that! But is it a good idea to take a break from music lessons during summer break or will it completely de-rail your progress?

How can you tell the difference between musical styles and time periods by ear?

June 7, 2021

When people talk about different styles of music they usually mention classical, traditional, jazz, pop, rock, hip-hop, Broadway, Latin, and maybe some others. Can we easily distinguish between these styles just by listening?

Do pianists look at the keys while they play?

June 3, 2021

If you’ve ever watched a professional pianist perform, you may have been amazed at how they are able to harness the power of all 88 keys with what looks like relative ease. You may wonder: how is it possible that pianists are able to keep track of all of those keys?

How to Read Music in Bass Clef

May 27, 2021

At our music school in NYC, a frequent comment from new piano students is: “I understand how to read the right hand notes but I am really bad at reading the left hand notes.” So why do so many beginning piano students struggle with reading the left hand? 

Can a child learn piano when they don’t know how to read yet?

May 22, 2021

Learning how to read and interpret music is an important part of music lessons! Whether or not a child is ready to learn how to read depends upon physical, social, and psychological factors.

Why playing a musical instrument is good for stress

May 14, 2021

Music provides a powerful tool for improving your mental health- learn why playing a musical instrument is good for stress relief!

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