Todo o Mundo Passa by Villa Lobos is a beautiful little piece that is on the prepared piece list for the Eisteddfod for 2018. In this video I take a look at how to go about learning the piece and avoid the most common areas of mistakes.
In this tutorial we take a look at how to learn and play the Enchanted Garden, a Trinity College Grade 1 Piece.
On Saturday, 3 March 2018, WRMStudio held it’s first Student Concert since the start of teaching in Gauteng. The students were fantastic in their performances and I would personally like to congratulate all of them for being brave enough to step on stage and showcase their talent. I am super proud of you all.
Congratulations to Andrea, Carla, Phoebe, Kayla, Gabriella, Justin, Omolemo, Holly, Zeenal, Shayna, Ben, Adam, Talicia and Claudia for giving exceptional performances.
A special thank you to the De Muelenaere family for inviting us into their home and for their warm hospitality.
Struggling with the Grade 2 TCL Piece called Marionettes? Want to get better faster at playing it? This video will help you understand the basics as well as hand movement, some fingering as well as tempo and other neat tricks you might not have been thinking about.
Annabel recently started with Grade 1 Piano and in only two weeks we learned all the notes for Hand in Hand. Here she is showing of her dedication and skill. Well done Annie and keep up the good work!
So we are working on Talicia’s first album and during her session today, we tested out the two backtracks for two cover songs that she is going to do. I am so so so excited about this.
During Scott’s lesson we started learning how to read the 4/4 Time Signature and the notes such as Semibreve, Minim and Crotchet while playing a simple melody such as First String Blues on the A string of the Ukulele.
During our last 3 hour group session of 2017, I acquainted the students to producing a song and video. The students had to help write a song and then record it and put some video to the sound. We had a blast doing this, working with a different aspect of sound and music as to just performing an instrument. Well done to everyone that contributed. You guys look awesome!
In the video tutorial above, we take a look at what is the Laws of Indices. These laws are required for Grade 8 and 9 math and beyond. Many students tend to forget how to use these laws correctly as they are rarely revised and only made more complex with higher graded mathematics.
If you are one of those students that forgot how to use them properly, this video is for you.
During Shayna and Zeenal’s first lesson for the year, they surprised me with a song they practiced together. Thanks for the surprise girls! It made my day and you sound great!
am so proud of all my students for doing so well during 2017. There were a total of 20 International Music Certificates across various grades that were achieved. The students also did so well during their Studio assessments last year.
Congratulations to you all and keep up the good work!
I did a bit of practicing over the holidays one morning at 3AM when I couldn’t sleep. This was the outcome: Debussy’s “Piece pour le vetement du blesse” (The Dressing of the Wounded) from Page d’album (Page from a Sketchbook).