Alexandra Minoza plays Chopin and Villalobos (1994).
A gift from photographer Pascal Reynaud. THE PIANIST AND THE CHILD “Thank you so much Alexandra for the special “Clair de Lune” for Lola after the Classical Music Concert of Namrata Shah (Soprano) and Alexandra Miñoza (Piano) at Alliance Française of Madras yesterday.” © This image is protected by copyright, no use of this image shall be … Continue reading
FAQ 1. What age should my child learn the piano? 3 1/2 years old — motor development is usually sufficient to begin at 3 1/2 years. 2. Does the child have to be musically gifted or TALENTED in order to take up piano lessons? No. I believe in the NURTURING approach of learning music — the foundation … Continue reading
Source: BBC News Researchers found that children who could synchronise (Experiment on children playing on percussion instruments with a regular beat in a group) also performed better in other tests. What this could mean is that learning to time or synchronise, in a group setting with other people, musically, could improve your ability to focus in … Continue reading
“They’re rarely too young and never too old to twinkle.” – Suzuki Piano Method
What is the Suzuki piano way of teaching all about?
Featured on The New Indian Express newspaper – Notes of a pianist by Janani Sampath. The online version of the news article can be found on this link: http://newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/article1292375.ece Corrections on the BOLDED words: In India, not many piano teachers train children under the age of 7. Whereas when a teacher is trained to teach the … Continue reading
It is very important that a Suzuki teacher must be certain that a child can do the assignment very well before leaving the lesson. Below is quoted from the book Studying Suzuki Piano: More Than Music by Carole Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts. “A motivational tool – success – one of the most natural motivations for all people. … Continue reading
I am very impressed with this custom-made piano foot stool made by a local carpenter in Chennai. This is just what I needed for the little ones who could not have their feet flat on the ground. Look for Izhar or Javid at #55, Sannathi Street, 100 Ft Road, Taramani, Chennai. Question: Does a piano foot … Continue reading
Piano lessons can be made relevant and fun through experiential learning. For example, the above sphere which can be expanded through complete control of your hand can be used to explain musical loudness and softness, crescendo and diminuendo, gradually building up musical phrases to the climax and vice versa, and other concepts to children, who … Continue reading