Music and the Brain

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Blog, Featured, pre-piano, Spotlight | No Comments
Music and the Brain

  It has been said that music is healthy for the brain, happiness for the soul and pleasure to the heart. Many of us have experienced how music affects our soul and heart but how does music affect the brain? Does classical music really help encourage infant development? How does musical training affect the brain […]

KiddyKeys for Special Needs

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Special Needs, Teachers | No Comments

I’ve written before about how much I enjoy the KiddyKeys curriculum as a Pre-piano course for preschoolers. Little did I know that I would also be successful using it for my precious niece, Isabel, in private piano lessons. Isabel has Down Syndrome and this is her first semester fully integrated into a regular Kindergarten classroom. I’ll be […]

Music. Experience it. Live it. Make it.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in adult piano, Blog, Teachers | No Comments
Music. Experience it. Live it. Make it.

  This is what Dorla’s Piano Studio is all about.  Music. Sometimes we get bogged down by recital deadlines, practice requirements and performances, but when it comes down to the last line in the score, it’s all about the music. Experience it.  Of the many ways available to experience music, participating in a group is […]

You have to read this book! (or not…)

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Blog, Teachers | No Comments
You have to read this book! (or not…)

Actually…this is a short list of the books that I have read this summer.  I can’t say that I read every single word…but the chapters I read were really good, extremely helpful in planning for the new semester even if it was just for me to realize that I wasted my money on buying the […]

Favorite Piano Websites

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Blog, Teachers | 2 Comments

Last year I shared my view on Those Other Piano Teachers out there.  Today I add a few more sites to the ones mentioned in that post. 1. Composecreate.com – was one of the first sites that I started to follow a few years ago.  I’ve used many of Wendy’s resources and she always has […]