Music. Experience it. Make it. Live it.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in adult piano, MissDorla's Pianoblog, Teachers | No Comments

  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 MissDorla's Pianoblog, Teachers | No Comments

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 MissDorla's Pianoblog, 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 […]

Music. Experience it. Live it. Make it.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in MissDorla's Pianoblog | No Comments

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 at […]

No More Dead Composers!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in adult piano, MissDorla's Pianoblog, Teachers | No Comments

  This is was my motto for about a week. I was trying to find new repertoire to practice and thinking about an audience that would want to listen.  My audience (family, friends, students) seem quite young or not interested in Classical music. A few even believe Beethoven was just a dog in a movie […]