While in Miami, by day I was interviewing PrivateLessons.com Members and exploring the city. By night I was enjoying the performances of four (4) of the Academy of Vocal Arts’ graduates in La traviata at the Florida Grand Opera. Only a few years out of school and their careers are soaring high. That was a treat that kept me smiling the entire trip.
MIAMI, FL | How does a music teacher approach teaching kids Jazz? Miami-based PrivateLessons.com Member Allen Paul talks about Jazz as being the art of conversation, exploration and taking chances. All these concepts are innate to kids and that’s where the fun begins.
MIAMI, FL | Practicing piano can be a lonely job. In our interview, PrivateLessons.com Member Melissa Maccarelli Slawsky talks about collaborative music making approach with young students. An accomplished pianist and violinist, Melissa recently moved from Tampa to Miami to pursue two doctorate degrees. In three short months she already rebuilt a thriving new private studio.
I love Miami. There, I said it. I visited the beautiful and warm Miami shooting video interviews with PrivateLessons.com Members. In Philadelphia it was 24°F and snowing when I was strolling down Miami’s South Beach and enjoying my espresso at a sidewalk café on Ocean Drive. Back home, many were jealous and vowed not to speak with me again. But, this is my job folks. It must be done.
PHILADELPHIA, PA | Fans poured into the streets for a well deserved parade in honor of their Philadelphia Phillies World Series Champions 2008. City transportation system couldn’t handle so much human traffic. Many revelers got stuck in Center City for the entire day extending their festivities into the late Halloween night.
Maia Amberstone on Multi-Sensory Piano Teaching Approach
SAN DIEGO, CA| We met Maia Amberstone four years ago at a conference in Vas Vegas. At the time she was demonstrating some remarkable video examples of her piano teaching approach. In our video interview, Maia gives us a glimpse into her continued work in learning methodologies.
SAN DIEGO, CA| Learning process is full of mysteries. In our video interview, Macello Amuchastegui, a San Diego based businessman and a psychologist with a masters degree, speaks of his involvement in exploring music learning methodologies.