Helping the Hands Feel Comfortable

Many students I have worked with have a period of time when they are trying to physically get comfortable with their instrument. Whether it is piano keys, guitar strings, or clarinet/trumpet/etc. keys there are ways students have to use their hands to maximize their comfort and relaxation.

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Arranging Songs for Guitar (The Christmas Song)

I spent some time this weekend arranging the first half of "The Christmas Song" for a student. He is thinking of playing it for recital this year. It was a very fun challenge!

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Our Favorite Composers/Books

  • John Williams
    John Williams has been composing music for movies for such a long time! Many of the students enjoy playing the music from "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter," two of his most loved musical scores.
  • Melody Bober
    Melody Bober is such a popular composer with our students! We think it is because she is from Minnesota. So she knows what Minnesotans like in their music!
  • Frederic Chopin
    Chopin is Elizabeth's favorite composer for the piano. In fact, he composed ONLY for the piano. It is no wonder many of her more advanced students enjoy playing his music also!
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