Category Archives: Adult Piano

Information related to and about adult piano students.

Adult Piano Lessons Chicago

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Creative Summer Piano Groupings

Creative Summer Piano Groupings Summer scheduling at The Lake Shore Music Studio is a patchwork. The schedule changes week by week, with students weaving in and out according to their family’s vacations, camps and other special projects. Summer brings a … Continue reading

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Our “Funny” Clock

“I can’t read that clock,” exclaims a seven year old students in dismay about our clock on the studio wall. “Why does it have letters instead of numbers?” They want to know. After they figure it out, it’s like being part of a secret club or breaking a mysterious code.

We love our “circle of fifths” clock. The circle of fifths helps us understand the basic structure of musical composition that has been in use in so called western music from the early 1700s through the present time.

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Ear Tunes

by Julie Lovison  Why is a big ear hanging on our wall in the studio?  This reproduction of Michaelangelo’s David’s Ear sculpture is a fun way to bring focus to a favorite activity at LSMS – finding “ear tunes.”   Ear … Continue reading

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Metronomes

by Julie Lovison Little kids love them, older students want to throw them against the wall and are sure they are conspiring against them.   Just what is a metronome?  Metronomes are devices that keep a steady beat.  The first metronome … Continue reading

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Building Blocks of Success – Getting the Most out of Your Lessons

by Julie Lovison  Everyone loves to hear the polished pieces performed by students with confidence at the recitals.  This is an easy measure of what students have accomplished at the piano.  What is not as well known is the depth … Continue reading

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