Monday July 17th, 2017

How to build a successful music/piano studio?

A lot of readers asked me this question. I get it, it’s hard to promote yourself. It’s even embarrassing, because we are musicians/pianists, we are […]
Saturday June 3rd, 2017

Enjoy your piano playing

You know, sometimes when I write, I get really worked up. You know why? Because I care. I care about how people teach, and how […]
Saturday May 20th, 2017

Some words of encouragement

I know I have written something rather harsh recently, and some readers might feel offended (“look at what she wrote! So negative and mean!”). To […]
Tuesday May 9th, 2017

Please don’t “play” the piano

I am going to be as candid as I can ever be in this post, and from now onwards. It’s not that I wasn’t being […]
Thursday January 5th, 2017

The Desire to Succeed 

I hope you all had a good holiday.  During my holiday, I did a lot of reading and thinking (besides resting and exercising!). I found […]
Tuesday November 29th, 2016

The First Time, The Last Time And The Precious Moment.

The First Time, The Last Time And The Precious Moment.   Tonight I had this wonderful chance to share music with my wonderful student in […]
Thursday November 24th, 2016

Piano Connecting Lives

Life is about connecting with others, through something deeper and more meaningful, to touch others’ lives. Music can do just that, and more. Through teaching, […]
Sunday October 23rd, 2016

Adult Piano Beginner Learners

Adult Piano Beginner Learners This year we have quite a number of adult students who have come in to learn to play the piano for […]
Saturday October 15th, 2016

We deserve respect. We deserve recognition.

To fellow piano teachers, who truly care about their students, their growth musically and personally, who put their absolute hearts and souls into their teaching […]
Monday August 29th, 2016

The Importance of being Authentic

I hope I have always been true to my students and my readers here. Frankly I think I have. But there were certainly times i […]
Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

“I Wish I Could Play Better Piano!”

I am going to be quite blunt from now on, and also slightly more philosophical and spiritual with my writing than before.  I feel I am running […]
Monday August 22nd, 2016

(中文) 發揮小朋友的音樂潛能

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Thursday August 18th, 2016

Why do pianists play and why do teachers teach

Why do pianists focus on performing? Or why do teachers focus on teaching? Many people think that those who can’t play, teach. And if a […]
Tuesday August 16th, 2016

Balance is the Key

“Do we have to take exams for our piano lessons?” My student of 9 years’ old asked me today after finishing his lesson. “No, of […]
Sunday August 7th, 2016

(中文) 兒童鋼琴學習的障礙

(中文) 兒童鋼琴學習的障礙 為什麼小孩子好像常常不想練習,又或者不想去上課呢? 其實,小孩子是需要很多鼓勵和支持的。