How do you teach the more "serious" adult student?

When my adult students tell me they are "not serious" about their piano study, a red flag goes up- "serious" means different things to different people. Although students may be trying to say their final goal is not to be a performer, more often than not they are saying, "I don't have time to practice a lot, but I'm very serious about learning to p...
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How do you help adults get over stage fright?

There are many famous people who have stage fright. According to Patrick Enright of MS IEC.com1; Andrea Bocelli told Connie Chung that he's constantly afflicted by stage fright that lasts almost his entire performance. "The only way is to go on stage and to hope. "Glenn Gould quit playing in front of live audiences because of his discomfort wi...
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Is the willingness and ability to teach adults a moral issue?

Dear readers, please indulge me. I am a first time mother at forty-two years old, and my world will never be the same. Everything I see around me is shaded by my new mother eyes. Just like every mother before me, I want the world to be a better place for my child.I was born in the "baby boom" era. I am used to being comfortable and having all my ph...
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