Salsa Piano Resources

Salsa Piano Resources Salsa Piano Lesson Books These are all the books I have found online about learning salsa piano. I started off by buying Salsa Piano – The Complete Guide. I think that is a good start, it’s fairly short and comes with online access to examples. I’ve learned that Salsa Piano is usually…

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The Science of Music Education

What is Genius? The Science of Music Education: With Chaun Chang Chuan C. Chang was born in 1938 in Taiwan, studied physics at Cornell, and worked much of his career as a material science physicist at Bell Laboratories.  He is the son of two pianists, and the father of two pianists.  His unique scientific approach…

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Celebrate Creativity

Patterns are like the Legos of music. So, during training, we make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the PB, is for pattern book where we’re teaching patterns. And then jam, we’re always doing some kind of jam. And the regular lesson books are just like bread. You got to have them, they’re nice. But teaching only with lesson books is not well rounded. Repertoire and lesson books are the bread. So, what we’re adding is the patterns and the jam which are essential.

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Playing Music Is Like a Superhero Quest

Music is Transformative Playing an Instrument is Like a Superhero Quest: An Interview With Meridee Winters Meridee Winters is the owner of a distinguished music school in Philadelphia, and publishes a unique style of books for teaching music.  She has an interesting and diverse history.  She was formerly both a grade school teacher and owner…

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Music is a Language

Music is a Language Playing an Instrument is Like a Superhero Quest: An Interview With Meridee Winters This is part 2 of a three part series… [ Return to Part 1 ] – – If someone wants to develop into a great musician, they need to master more advanced concepts and techniques. Sometimes those things…

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Can Bad Practice Habits Lower Your IQ?

Can Bad Practice Habits Lower Your IQ When I stumbled upon the book, Fundamentals of Piano Practice Chuan C. Chang, it caught my eye because of a statement in the book description: Genius skills are identified and shown to be teachable; learning piano can raise or lower your IQ.  Bah, I thought.  Learning piano can’t…

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