A Golden Path to Discovery -
by Mary Gae George *
"Experimenting as a way of learning develops artistic
judgment and personal involvement better than many weeks of being
coached by a teacher on how to play a passage of music. It takes
imagination to experiment. It takes judgment to make decisions
about the potential of each and every experiment."
Magic of Productive Practicing - by Mary
Gae George *
"Home practice time is the most important part of music
study. Students become their own teachers during this time, and their
progress and enjoyment is directly related to the quality and consistency
of their practicing."
"See each student
for his or her POTENTIAL, not for their present playing level"
Skills Series -
American Music Teacher 2005
"for Promoting a Lifelong Love of Music
and Music Making"
'Building Blocks' of Reading - by Laura Beauchamp-Williamson
"Suggestions for Developing Sight Reading
Skills in Beginning Level College Piano Classes."Applies
to piano students of all ages.
Music Teacher articles online - complete
articles from December 2001 to the current issue. Disregard the flashing
advertising and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Companion Online - 1998 through
Many of these articles were written by MusicLearningCommunity.com members
Reading - by Richard Beauchamp
"Sight reading is really a matter
of recognizing what you already know."
Motivation - by
Martha Beth Lewis, Ph.D.
"Empowerment is the key to motivation."