Do you have what it takes to be an at home coach?

A Home-Coach?? W-H-A-T?? If you are the parent of a child who takes music lessons you have added another title to your collection: cheerleader! Every student needs approval, encouragement and, yes, cheering from parents and family members. However, if your student is a young child you must consider yet another title: home-coach. The coach could […]

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How to remember all those notes!

Have you ever had a piece that was difficult to memorize or that had a lot of eighth notes back to back? Sixteenth notes are especially difficult because you tend to link them all together to make incoherent music?   Well, this is perfectly normal because of simple psychology. You see, our brains can hold only so […]

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Songwriting 101

Where do you start to write a song? For me, I start with a thought and expand on the thought. However, it does not always happen like that, I recently wrote a song based on the music and not so much on the lyrics. Don’t get me wrong, the lyrics were pretty good but the […]

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Every Season – COVID19

click HERE to hear Cheryl sing and play “Every Season” by Nichole Nordeman “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, […]

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Practice Makes Progress

Have you ever wondered why practice is so important?  Let’s start with a definition of practice: practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase “practice makes perfect.” But, rather than saying practice makes […]

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Awakening Music!

My Voice and Piano (also known as MVP) is not only committed to providing excellent teaching for students, but also giving students the skills to succeed in all facets of their life. We are committed to the highest standards for MUSICIANSHIP. We VALUE our students’ success through innovative teaching and high expectations. We PROMOTE skills […]

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