I had a great first week back teaching, it was great to get back in to a few routines and help set some goals for new and returning students. I like to check in regularly to keep on top of your goals and make sure you're working towards the areas you'd like, and from there it's my job to facilitate the learning of the skills that will get you there.
You might notice a small change in my studio setup this week - I've upgraded my music stands behind my keyboard so that I can now accomodate six sheets of music. It's not uncommon for me to learn songs for HDPiano tutorials that have five or six sheets, so this will make that part of my work much easier. I'm always on the lookout for ways to make my setup more efficient for learning and teaching and those of you who have been having lessons for the past few years have seen quite a few upgrades and changes in that time.
If you're ever curious about what each part of my setup does, feel free to ask! Never be afraid to be curious, and I'll happily pass on any advice for how you might make better use of your practise space at home. Sometimes a small equipment change can work wonders for your comfort and productivity, whether it's a new stand, bench, headphones, music stand, integrating technology or upgrading to a new piano or digital keyboard.
Things I've been watching/listening to this week: