Pearls of Piano Wisdom

Pearls of Piano Wisdom

Latest Episodes

Jonathan Flowers and the Magic of Mindfulness
March 01, 2019

Last year, Jonathan Flowers presented to MLMTA a program on mindfulness, which was full of information about how to bring it to our piano studios. I was so pleased to revisit this topic with him, as well as chat about other things like:

Dr. Patricia Powell, Pedagogy Guru
January 31, 2019

What a fantastic time I had chatting with Dr. Patricia Powell about pedagogy, her life as a college professor, and more!  Dr. Powell has served as the guru of countless teachers and players, myself included.

Deborah Rodgers Discusses Composition Camp
April 28, 2018

Deborah Rodgers, our former PMTA President, is super-organized and creative.  It was a delight to visit her home teaching studio!   We discussed composition with students, the summer camp she runs every year, different "genres" of music, and more.

Igor Resnianski on Sound and Time
April 01, 2018

Dr. Resnianski graciously puts up with my children. -   - I caught up with Igor Resnianski in his office at West Chester University to speak a little further about Sound and Time, a program which he presented to MLMTA on January 9, 2018.

Elaine Friedlander’s Multi-Teacher, Mixed-Suzuki Studio
March 23, 2018

Elaine Friedlander is a super-smart piano teacher based in West Chester, PA.  She runs a studio with two teaching assistants who work for her, and they all work in the Suzuki method, but not exclusively!  I was very curious to pull back the curtain on ...

Dr. Richard Veleta Talks Intermediate Repertoire
January 20, 2018

  - What a treat, for my first interview, to spend time with the incomparable Dr. Richard Veleta, my own former piano teacher!  Dr. Veleta welcomed me into his home studio, where we sat at the piano and chatted about intermediate repertoire.