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Sunnyside Piano Academy

August 24th, 2012 · Comments · Bliss Street Studios, Music Studios, Teaching Studios

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new program: Sunnyside Piano Academy. If you or your child are fed up with piano lessons, ready to quit, not motivated to practice, or just not sure how to begin studying piano, then welcome. Classes begin the week of September 10 — click here for more information, […]

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Freedom Fridays #1: Group Workshops

August 24th, 2012 · Comments · Bliss Street Studios, Music Studios, Teaching Studios

Summer is drawing to a close and I’m both a) plotting how to savor the last drops of the season and b) reminiscing about the past few months of rest and travel. In addition to soaking in some quality down time, I’ve recently cooked up some new ideas and projects I’m excited to share. Interestingly […]

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No Time to Think

November 10th, 2009 · Comments · Bliss Street Studios, Teaching Studios

David Levy gave a great talk last year over at Google.  He challenged our current cultural addiction to fast time (i.e. faster=better) and argued for the importance of slow time—the type of time vital to creative thought—the time it takes to sharpen pencils, doodle, daydream, go for a stroll, sit on a park bench, etc. […]

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Built-in Obsolescence

March 25th, 2009 · Comments · Bliss Street Studios, Teaching Studios

In my private music lessons, I repeatedly echo several refrains of advice: “slower is faster,” “practice like a professional,” “flexibility is the prime virtue,” etc.  But in addition to these aphorisms, I often remind my music students that one of my main goals is to make myself obsolete as their teacher by giving them the […]

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