River Flows in You

"River Flows in You" is a popular piano piece among the middle and high school students.  Jessica, 7th grade, recorded this tonight.  Awesome job Jessica! River Flows in You
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Someone get this girl an agent!

I love this student.  She started taking with me when she was just itty bitty, zooming though the method books.  She quickly became the student that all teachers love--one that arrives to lesson with an awesome smile and attitude, with a binder…

Teaching my students how to fish.

I often get asked from prospective students what I teach, and how I teach. It's quite simple:  I teach skills.  I teach students how to fish. A couple of months ago, I was hired as a substitute organist at a very big church in town.…

More student recordings!

More student recordings! [mp3j track="https://velocitymusicacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Raul.mp3"]This is from Raul, one of our adult students.  Nicole recorded him on her cell phone!  He's playing Schumann's Kinderszenen (Scenes…

Student composition

I believe in the well rounded music student--one that can read music, understand music theory, transpose, harmonize, and compose.  Yes compose!  Many of my students see composition as a terribly difficult task until they actually sit down…
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Why we make recordings

For the past 10 years or so in my own personal teaching, I've always given my students the opportunity to record their pieces.  We do this one lesson at a time, one piece at a time.  It's become an event that the students look forward to.…