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July 2, 2014

I have an intermediate student who has a very good ear for music but tends to let her ear “mindlessly” guide her fingers while playing.  This results in mistakes and sloppy work.  How can she learn to fully focus her mind on the music and use her ear to aid her mind?

This is a very interesting q...

June 17, 2014

Readers are invited to pose questions and the faculty of the New School for Music Study will collaborate to come up with the best response that we can.  Questions may be submitted by writing to aglennon@nsmspiano.org.  This week’s question is answered by Amy Glennon.

How do you approach teaching youn...

April 2, 2014

I have a student who is very smart, but does not play musically.  He doesn’t want to do any detail work, can sight-read and doesn’t want to polish anything. 

It is so difficult when students’ goals and standards are dramatically different from our own.  We can really only effectively teach in th...

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