Archive Posts for: Piano lessons

What do children of Piano Teachers do?

It’s always a fine line when it comes to your children. How far do you push them? As a piano teacher, I wanted the best for my own children. And so music was not an option. My oldest started piano lessons at 7 years of age. She’s still taking piano lessons today but not with [...]

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Student Concert March 2011

Wow, over 50 students performed at the For The Luv of Piano Studio Student Concert. With a showing of pieces in the genres of contemporary, classical, blues, and accompaniment, the audience was duly impressed with the broad spectrum of performances. And to boot, added compositions and songs that were improv’d make the afternoon a delight [...]

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Speaker at CHEA – Writing in the Real World

With my new book being released in Jan. 2011, A World Where Everyone Plays, the demand for speaking at events increases. In April, I spoke at CHEA (Christian Home Educators Association) once again. There were over 1000 people that attended. The subject was a little different this year because of my new adventure in writing. [...]

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Worship Workshop is the Bomb!

Just recently attended a Piano Training Worship Workshop in Omaha, Nebraska along with 50 other Simply Music teachers. It was awesome. Here’s some things that I took away from it: Less is More, Listen, and Create Space. The fellowship time was remarkable. In addition, I’ll be able to take the concepts so I can teach [...]

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Studio Student Performing in Public

No fear when it comes to playing. That’s true of almost all of my students. When they see a piano, they are sucked in like a vortex and play from their repertoire of 20, 30, 40 songs. Here’s one of my students playing at the San Jose International Airport.

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A World Where Everyone Plays published and released Jan. 2011

Well, it’s finally here and I am so excited to share with the world that the book A World Where Everyone Plays has been published and released. A World Where Everyone Plays is a collection of inspiring Simply Music stories that will encourage the reader to consider the Simply Music method. It’s meant to be [...]

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2011 International Simply Music Symposium

San Diego, California hosted the 2011 International Simply Music Symposium. 61 teachers from all over Canada, US, Australia came to train and support one another. Presentations included: Fun with the Blues, Accompaniment, Teaching Strands for various levels, etc. It was a fantastic time to share ideas and encourage each other in the Simply Music family. [...]

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Bernadette Ashby – Presenter at CHEA Conference

Creating a Musical World For Your Child is the topic that I spoke on at the CHEA conference. It was a wonderful opportunity to teach and train homeschool parents about the wonder and beauty of music and how it might benefit their children. Mozart and Bach are two examples of how a family’s music exposure [...]

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Is fall the best time to start piano lessons?

Well, I guess that depends. It would be an ideal time since most of the routine will be established at the beginning of the school year. So for children, even though it can be hectic, it is a season of newness. The fall brings an air of preparation for what is to come. For adults, [...]

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Consider Trying Out Piano Lessons – Why not? Nothing to lose.

I have had so many families inquire about trying out piano lessons. The investment for piano lessons can be large and many families are unsure about what exactly they are looking for in piano lessons. Some have a desire for their children to become elite piano players but most want to give their children the [...]

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