Friday, February 25, 2011

Jewelry Giveaway with the Music Lover in Mind

My sister Kara is doing a great giveaway on her blog for some beautiful jewlery at Charmingly Chic Boutique. The music themed art on some of these pieces is just beautiful! Even if your not a big jewelry fan, some of these pieces would make great incentives for the girls in your studio.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Tool for Teaching Wrist Movements

New Tool for Teaching Wrist Movements in Piano Lessons, Teaching wrist rotation in piano with a tongue depressorToday my daughter was struggling to catch on to the concept of wrist rotation in her "Airplane Pilot" song which involves a lot of rotating back and forth from C to G w/ fingers 1 &5. But when we added some "wings" to her airplane with this simple tongue depressor the improvement was dramatic . The "wings" made her subtle movements much more obvious so she could easily visualize the rotation. I'm happy to be adding one more whimsy tool to my bag of piano tricks!
Next up might be a mini "wrist skirt" for her to wear while she dances her fingers on the keys...............anything "princess" is sure to win her heart!