Melody Zimmerman is an outstanding piano teacher. She began teaching my daughter, Sarah, when she was 8 years old, and after 4 years of lessons, I am extremely pleased with how well Sarah both plays the piano and loves making music. Melody makes learning piano fun and interesting for children, gives gentle correction and encouragement, and develops a sense of accomplishment. Her teaching style is the perfect balance of friendly and fun, yet very professional. She sets high expectations and inspires her students through her own love of music. I would highly recommend Melody to any student fortunate enough to work with her.
Melody was a great teacher. She was willing to help me when I was struggling with a piece, and she always made lessons fun. Melody expected me to practice persistently and have my pieces memorized and up to tempo before performances. It was a bitter sweet moment when I left Melody to go to her teacher, Andrea Merrill.
Melody has been a wonderful piano teacher for our son over the last two years. She’s talented, dedicated and enthusiastic. We feel that our son is receiving a strong musical foundation thanks to Melody.
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Thank you so much for your patience as I finished up a busy semester! As my first post back, I thought I’d share one of the things I was up to while I was gone. Below you’ll find my music history research paper. It’s kind of long for a blog post, so I’ve included an abstract too. Enjoy!
Throughout his career as a piano instructor, Carl Czerny emphasized teaching improvisation, an art that may have contributed to the harmonic understanding, technical development, and musical memory of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century pianists. Improvising publicly was common practice during Czerny’s life. His treatise on […]
Since I’m super busy and I was unable over break to write enough blog posts for the entire semester, I’ve decided to take the opportunity to post something different today. Someone shared this video with me as a good reminder that every single note we play should have character. It’s also really funny. Enjoy!
View on Youtube at this link.
So let’s not just play notes, let’s make music. Please share your responses in the comments section!
Photo Credits: “Finger face with a question” by Tsahi Levent-Levi. CC BY 2.0 Text added to original.| Derivative of “Music sculpture” by Ruth Ellison. CC BY-NC-ND […]