Although summer in Minnesota is in full swing, the start of a new school year stands firmly on the horizon. A fresh start, new challenges, and new experiences will be here before you know it. Whether you are a seasoned musician, or thinking of starting piano lessons for the very first time, below are a few ways to get the most out of our lessons together.
Listen to Music. Great music is accessible as ever! Attend live performances (see below) or tap into your ipad (on-listening), your favorite composer, genre, or artist is right there for you to discover.
Attend Live Concerts. The Twin Cities is chock-full of cultural events all year long! Several are discounted or even free:
Minneapolis Music in the Parks
St. Paul Music in the Parks
St. Paul Orchestra - Club2030
St. Paul Orchestra - FREE Tickets for ages 6-17
Schubert Club - $5 Student Tickets
Kinder Konzerts by Minnesota Orchestra
Minnesota Orchestra - Meet a Musician
Spend Time at the Instrument. Spend time at the piano on the days that you eat. (Psst! That's every day!) Make it a part of your daily routine. Even 5-10 minutes on the busiest of days can make a huge impact, and might even be a welcomed break from rushing around.
Perform. Play for family, school talent shows, show and tell, or Open Mic Night. Sign up to play for a local nursing home or hospital. Everyone will love it!
Competitions and Exams. Get involved in local music organization competitions, contests, and exams. It's a fun way to put your theory knowledge to the test, and/or perform for another teacher. They'll let you know what you're doing well, and suggest new ideas to try. Just ask if you'd like to learn more!
Upgrade Your Instrument. Get that baby tuned! If it's been more than a year, it's time to call your piano tuner. Thinking about upgrading your instrument? I'm happy to help on all fronts!
What are you curious about?
Why do we memorize music? Why was Mozart so important? How does a piano work? Look for answers to these questions and more in my monthly blog. Let me know if you're interested in learning more about something you don't see here: Contact