Browsing Archive: June, 2014

2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition & Keyboard Festival/Piano Institute

Posted by Abby HUM on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, In : recitals and concerts 


2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition

& Keyboard Festival/Piano Institute


July 2027, Loyola University-Roussel Hall



The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans is proud to present the 2014 International Piano Competition (NOIPC) July 20-27 at Loyola University's Roussel Hall.  This 25th competition has drawn 152 pianists representing 26 countries from around the world who competed in the Preliminary/Recorded Round of the 2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC). 



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TedEd Teaches How to Read Music

Posted by Collin on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, In : Tips 

Just found this really well-done video on how to read music.  I'll definitely be sharing with my students this week!

For children starting out, I tend these days to use the position-method to build reading skills.  For adults, I'm a little more flexible depending on what I think will work best. 

What are your favorite tips and tricks for teaching the basics of music reading?  Comment below!

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Free piano recital at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church 6/22/14 at 3pm

Posted by collin on Thursday, June 5, 2014, In : recitals and concerts 
Peter Collins,  Pianist in Recital

Featuring works by Schubert Brahms and Albeniz 

Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 3 P.M. 

St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church 

Native New Orleanian and renowned pianist, Peter Collins, returns to New Orleans to give a recital presented by The Greater New Orleans Music Club. The recital is Sunday, June 22nd at 3 p.m. at St. Charles Ave. Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of State St. and St. Charles Ave. His program will include Schubert’s Sonata in B Major, ...

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Free Treble Clef Note Reading worksheet!

Posted by collin on Thursday, June 5, 2014,

I’ve added a new worksheet that you can download for free. In order to get it, you’ll need to like my Facebook page. Once you’ve done that, find the tab that says Fan Freebies and follow the links.  You can see a preview of the worksheet below.  Let me know if you have any trouble downloading it.

The worksheet itself is a treble clef note ID worksheet.  It uses C position, Middle C position, and G position notes (or C4 through D5).  As a little lagniappe, there are some vocabulary questi...

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Teaching Music History and Appreciation: Chopin

Posted by Collin on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : music appreciation 

From time to time, I try to squeeze in something that can often get neglected in weekly lessons - music history and appreciation. It's really a shame that it gets put on the back burner because learning to listen is so vital to music students. Further, time spent studying the works of great composers (and the performances of those works by great pianists) is invaluable in teaching students musicality, variety of interpretation, pianism, as well as performance and stylistic conventions for the...

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Summer’s here! Help your students celebrate with this free practice chart!

Posted by Abby HUM on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : printables 

piano lessons new orleans

Students are getting out of school and heading to swimming pools and snowball shops. Use this summer-themed practice chart to remind them that, even though school’s done, piano is not (maybe don’t say in so many words).

practice chart

To download, head on over to our Facebook Page,  give it a like, and then you’ll be able to access the super VIP section called “FAN FREEBIES.”  Once you are in, voila!  Download away! (There are some old goodies still there too!  Get them while they’re hot because ...

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Recommended download: Color In My Piano’s Theory Test

Posted by Collin on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : printables 

I’ve been using the free theory test provided by Joy over at Color In My Piano.  It’s great for end of year assessment, or for review where a student has been out for a while. One of the things I especially like is how she breaks it down into levels, so you can use the levels which are appropriate for that student, OR, say if you are using for a transfer student, and need to assess where they are, you can give them the whole thing and see how far they can get.


To access it, head on over to...

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