REVIEW: LessonsOnly.com – Online Platform for Teachers and Students Looking for Teachers

Full Title: LessonsOnly.com – lessonsonly.com Developers: LessonsOnly out of Denver, CO Released: 2014 Platforms: The internet – any browser Price: $12.95 a month Summary: LessonsOnly is an online platform for teachers to have an online presence to attract new students and for students to find and compare teachers. All teachers … Continue reading

For Students: Study of Piano Performance Technique

In my last article we discussed how to optimize your practice time. This includes time away from the instrument; listening, watching and analyzing other pianists as well as studying the harmonic structure of the repertoire you are working on. In addition, learning about other arts; architecture, paintings, culture and the … Continue reading

For Students: Surviving Music School…on a Budget

For any student, much less a student of music, life is expensive. For those in a university studying music, there’s tuition, fees, housing, insurance, food, miscellaneous expenses, etc. All of these costs add up quickly and for any student, this can quickly become quite cost prohibitive. To answer this, the … Continue reading

For Students: How to be a Successful Music Student

So how can you be a successful music student? To really get the most out of your music lessons it takes more than just showing up, practicing and learning your music. Use these tips to help you grow as a musician and an artist. Record your lessons With today’s technology, … Continue reading

REVIEW: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory Version 3 (software review)

Full Title: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Version 3 Complete CD-ROM (software-student version) Developers: Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, Morton Manus Released: 2010 Platforms: Windows/Mac Summary: A full curriculum of lessons, ear training and assessment for beginner through intermediate level students, this program is a stand-alone interactive software program that … Continue reading

For Students: How to Find a Music Teacher for Private Lessons

So you want to find a music teacher for private lessons? That’s great! Whether it’s because you have aspirations to become a professional musician, or you are wanting to hone your skills to perform in a community music organization or you are just are doing it for enjoyment, taking private … Continue reading