Baa baa black sheep

Published: Feb 15, 2017  |   Category: nursery rhymes

Baa baa black sheep  Baa, baa, black sheep,.....Read More

Wind the bobbin up

Published: Feb 7, 2017  |   Category: nursery rhyme

"Nursery rhymes help children understand sound patterns in a way that will help them to read and write later on. They also help children learn the detail of the many sounds that make up language." .....Read More

The 2nd edition of Wunderkeys have now arrived!

Published: Jan 15, 2017  |   Category: wunderkeys

Such exciting news!  The long awaited second edition of the Wunderkeys books have  now arrived, hot off the press! .....Read More

How to view and download Music Resources direct from Alice's Piano Studio website

Published: Jan 9, 2017  |   Category: studio website

Great news!  We have a convenient timesaver here whereby students and their parents can now view and/or download music pdf's and other resources direct from my website. To.....Read More

Positive effects on the brain

Published: Dec 9, 2016  |   Category: benefits of music training

?There is a reason why so many people enrol their children into piano lessons, and from a very young age.  There is a link between playing and academic success. .....Read More

10 Commandments of Practise

Published: Dec 9, 2016  |   Category: music quotes

When I first started learning the piano, I was given a poem that my parents placed on the wall.  I found it fascinating to look at this quote frequently, and what stood out the most to me was point number two "practice perfect makes perfect".  ? Thou shalt practice every day, even if only for a short period. Thou shalt never practice faster than thou canst play perfectly, for it is written: perfect practice makes perfect. Thou shalt not put o.....Read More

Rhythm and note values

Published: Dec 9, 2016  |   Category: theory

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How to read music ... the basics

Published: Dec 9, 2016  |   Category: Uncategorized

By the end of this article you will draw your own manuscript paper and draw your own treble clef.   You will practise drawing the treble clef (also known as the “G” clef).   But first, you will create your own manuscript paper by drawing your own stave.  The stave has.....Read More

Piano Technique

Published: Dec 9, 2016  |   Category: Uncategorized

Carola Grindea founded the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance.  It is definitely worth your while to visit their website if you want to learn more about using the correct technique and how to avoid suffering from musician injuries.  When you play the piano your body needs to be relaxed and yo.....Read More

Is your child ready yet?

Published: Dec 9, 2016  |   Category: Uncategorized

The traditional way to teach an instrument is to teach pupil’s to read music from the outset. Indeed if a student wants to take music exams, the ability to read music is as assumed skill. It is also helpful to read music if you are singing with a choir.   The approach used to teach pupils to read music will differ depending on the individu.....Read More

Parents you are the key

Published: Dec 9, 2016  |   Category: Uncategorized

When it comes to your child’s love of music, perseverance and technical abilities, you as the parent will determine their success.  When babies are still growing in the womb, they are listening to the sounds around them and after they are born, they can recognise music and songs that his mother had listened to while she was pregnant......Read More