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Archive for June, 2012

Tips & Tricks: Quality vs Quantity

June 28th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

“Practice smarter, not longer.” This is statement that I have run into throughout my years of taking lessons and learning. Often we think that the longer we work, the better we will get. There is some truth to that, but it all has to be quality practice time. Often I see my students making the [...]

It’s a Small World!

June 25th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

One of the great things in life is that you never know who you are going to meet! On June 9th, my band Different Folk performed at an anniversary party in Lake George, NB. I had received an e-mail earlier this year from a woman who lives in San Antonio, Texas, who was looking for [...]

Tips & Tricks: Does Practice Make Perfect?

June 14th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

Do you want to know a secret? I don’t always want to practice the things that I should be working on… Yes, I am a professional, and yes, I love playing music, but there are some pieces that I dread and would rather put off until tomorrow. I know that my students have this same [...]

Life is a picnic!

June 8th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

Travelling with me is always an adventure! On May 26th, Kim, my mom and I headed out to Sussex, NB, so that Different Folk could do a gig. The gig went really well, and we headed back home. The drive takes about three hours, and two hours into it we heard a strange noise. It [...]

Tips & Tricks: Why you should “Play it again, Sam!”

June 5th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

A common issue that I run into with my students is that once they play something correctly, they want to move on. “I just got it right, why do I have to play it again?” This is very tempting to all of us! Once you have successfully played the piece, we tend to want to [...]

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