Playing the Long Game

There are some things in life that are achievable in multiple ways. I can get to my parent’s house by taking the backroads or the highway. I can cut an onion by chopping or slicing. I can take a test on a book by reading the book or by reading the cliff notes version 🙂 …

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The Life and Legacy of Nancy Bachus

Who is Nancy Bachus? (biography taken from her author profile and obituary.) "A teacher, recitalist, and music historian, Nancy Bachus has been a featured clinician at numerous piano teacher organizations and music conventions. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Nancy studied with pianist Eugene List and accompanist Brooks Smith, and more recently she …

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Finding a Pot of Gold and Prepared Practice

Imagination is everything. If I tell a student we're going to do a score study, I'm either met with a blank stare or with disappointment. But if I tell that same student we're going to follow the rainbow to a pot of gold, the score study suddenly becomes exciting! It's the same objective coming in …

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