On Choosing a Piano Teacher

“Choosing a piano teacher can be a bit like finding the right lawyer, plumber, dentist or hairdresser — professional experience is important, as well as a good fit.”  Sharon Westbrook “A musician must have the discipline of a soldier and the spirit of a gypsy.” Ludwig van Beethoven As parents are considering piano lessons this […]

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How to Motivate Music Practice

After running across this article several weeks ago, I wanted to share it again as parent participation in the way their child practices is so important.  Creating specific goals is a wonderful approach and constructive practice equals progress.  As several students are preparing for the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions this spring, I can’t […]

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GoPro’s with the Netherlands Philharmonic

This is just fun!  Peter and the Wolf played by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra with GoPro cameras attached to several of the instruments.  Enjoy!  Check out the Trombone… Thank You!   Janines Music Room  

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The Most Expensive Music Lessons

If you’re not practicing, they’re all expensive!  OR I could say, It’s the lessons you never take. On Practicing Playing an instrument is a commitment of time and money.  If you’re not practicing correctly, it can be frustrating for everyone involved.  Learning an instrument is more than learning a lot of pieces.  There’s theory, technique and […]

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Winter/Spring Term 2016

Hi Folks! Currently interviewing piano students for the 2016 semester.  Call or email Laura Cook at 818-478-7891  laura@heylomusic.com A few spots in SFV and Glendale still available. Call and get your name on the waiting list for next semester.   See you soon!    

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Music Gift Ideas 

Hello Everyone! Happy Holidays! I want to thank you all so very much for giving yourselves and your children the gift of music. This year I’m offering gift certificates for piano lessons if that’s something you’d like to ask a Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle, Sister, Brother or friend for as a present towards future tuition. Just […]

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Give the gift of music lessons

Laura is a musician and piano teacher with 27 years experience with kids ages 5 to 95. She is setting up the 2016 term of lessons which are taught in your home for 45 minutes or an hour depending on if you’re just starting out, or have had lessons in the past and are a more […]

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So, this happened….

Carnegie Hall Certificate

  So this happened! Thank you Rosanna Foss for bringing life into Beethoven’s classic piece, Für Elise. A lot of practicing and hard work from all involved. Rosanna made it to Carnegie Hall!  Congratulations! Posted by Hey Lo Music on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 “>Carnegie Hall  

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We’re Jammin’…

I receive lots of questions about teaching toddlers piano and always advise a rhythm and movement experience with YOU!  Forget formal lessons for awhile and simply make music, sing, create a beat or three.  Here’s an excerpt from an article on the most current research of music and toddlers. “Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby […]

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Ray Charles – Singer, pianist and composer – Legend

Ray Charles is one of my all time favorites! And, Marian McPartland of course! An inspiration for many musicians and I know of one story from a famous musician, that when his father took him to see Ray Charles in concert, he knew what he wanted to do in life! I’m sure there are many. […]

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