What Is The Purpose of A Teacher?

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

By Ernie Mansfield There is a story about Leopold Auer, who was a famous Russian violin teacher. Auer was the teacher of Jascha Heifetz, who later became one of the most famous violinists of our time. Heifetz was the first violinist to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto up to speed. [read more...]

About Practicing

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

Students - and parents of students - often have concerns about how much time should be devoted to practicing instruments at home. I think it is important to understand that being overly concerned about practice can lead to unnecessary levels of stress, and can actually detract from learning an instrument. [read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

From time to time, I will post answers to frequently asked questions that I receive from customers and prospective customers. Please feel free to post a question here, and I will do my best to answer it. For more immediate response, please call or email. What is the best type [read more...]

How Do You Learn an Instrument?

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

Someone once asked a well-known writer, “How do you write a book?” The writer replied, “Well, you get this magical device, called a pen…and then you get some magical stuff called paper…” implying, of course, that there is nothing particularly tricky or secret about writing a book, except doing it! [read more...]

Are You Committed? Or Just Interested?

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

By Ernie Mansfield - May 2011 Many people tell me their stories of how they always wanted to play piano. Or, how they used to take lessons when they were a kid. Or, how they were taking lessons, but then something came up, and they had to stop. Or, they [read more...]

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