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?
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?
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?
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?