Talking About Music

Today, I found myself in a class discussing gender performance and gender roles on musical instruments. I read a very interesting article by writer, musicologist and professor Suzanne Cusick and I presented my findings in class. In a lot of my classes, we are encouraged to participate, in fact attendance and participation in discussion is […]

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A post for parents: Quitting … before you quit, here are some things to think about

Amongst children and teenagers, wanting to quit is not uncommon. This is not something exclusive to piano. It happens to students of other instruments, interests and sports. Having said that, I recently read a dissertation on perceptions of practice from young piano students… and apparently the music lesson cessation rate is the highest amongst those […]

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