Sparking the imagination in music lessons

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” Brad Henry Hands up if your imagination was a huge part of growing up! As a child I remember making dens in the garden with friends and hiding from dragons, or dressing up with clothes from mum’s wardrobe and pretending to be characters…

A piano can tell a story

“There are eighty-eight keys on a piano and within that, an entire universe” James Rhodes I found this quote a while ago and it really struck a chord (no pun intended!). When learning the piano growing up, I always loved how I could pick up a book of music and be transported to a different…

Every picture (or music piece) tells a story

Every picture tells a story Do you use storytelling in your music studio? I have just had a great lesson with a young piano student. They were playing the notes really well but needed some expression. Rather than talking about this section needing to be soft or that bit loud, we came up with a…