Printed music has developed into an amazing method of teaching, sharing, and creating music over hundreds of years of development. Like many great things from our past however, print music may be going the way of the dinosaurs. In this digital age of portable electronics and easy access to the internet, more and more people are viewing and purchasing their "Sheet Music" digitally...read more
Why Learn to Sight Read?
As I attend numerous conferences around the country, I am amazed at the level of proficiency of students. It is not uncommon to see a 13 year old sit down and play a Rachmaninoff prelude or a Beethoven sonata with amazing beauty and precision. I always wonder, though, if the church pianist choked on her green eggs and ham that morning, could this student step in and play a basic hymn to keep the services going? What if a friend put ‘The Piano Man’ in front of him at a party? Could he make it through the song while his friends are trying to sing along?...read more