Messages for students & parents:
such an ugly word. But practice makes perfect, or at least as close as
you can get. I prefer the word "play." Get your instrument out and
play! You can tell all the grown-ups in your life how hard you are
"working" on learning your music while secretly enjoying yourself. It's
a great way to get a 20 minute break from homework, because it IS
HOMEWORK! (Another ugly word.) See the Practice Page
for tips and pics to make the best use of practice time and sound great doing it.
"What we learn to do we learn by doing." --Aristotle
Buying an instrument?
Consult with me before you make that purchase...don't make that
investment without some expert advice. There's an awful lot of junk
making it's way into classrooms and discouraging kids from playing
because it doesn't work right. There are inexpensive good instruments
out there, if you know what to look for and where to go. I will make
myself available to any parent who wants help.