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How to Motivate Teenagers to Play the Piano

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How to Motivate Teenagers (especially boys) to Play the Piano by Jerald Simon

Static by Jerald Simon

 
Try playing this new cool song I composed on the piano - "Static" (with the minus track). Watch the video and share with friends!   This is my new "Cool Song" video from my annual subscription (posted on 2.27.2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxWwDz5WpBw&list=UUh5zf4WEIUj7dOUyWEXBLFQ
 
 
Every Friday I will be coming out with my new "Cool Song" for piano students and piano teachers. If you know of anyone who would enjoy this or benefit from this (piano teachers, piano students, parents of piano students, etc.), please share this with them. You can learn more about my annual subscription by visiting this link: http://musicmotivation.com/annualsubscription (you cannot download the PDF sheet music or minus track without an annual subscription).   Have FUN with this one! - Jerald Simon
 
Check out my piano music books (e.g. Cool Songs for Cool Kids™, Cool Songs that ROCK!™ and many more titles) at this link: http://musicmotivation.com/musicbooksbyjerald. You can download all of my books as sample PDF books by clicking on the covers of each book.

Don't Teach Music Theory Unless You Teach the Practical Application!

Don't Teach Music Theory UNLESS You Teach the Practical Application - http://musicmotivation.com/blog/dont-teach-music-theory-unless-you-teach-practical-application

Now let me explain what I mean by that statement. Far too many music students and sadly many music teachers, view music theory on one side, and being able to compose and improvise with their instrument on the other. Many music teachers and even some professional musicians believe that if you play by ear and can improvise, you obviously cannot read music very well or at all. Or, sadly, the exact opposite is the perception. Others actually believe that if you can read and play anything on written paper that is placed in front of you, then, somehow, you must not be able to play by ear, improvise, or know how to use a fake book or lead sheet (this is where you only have a melody line with the right hand where the chords have been written above each measure so you "FAKE" the left hand or embellish and change what is there altogether). Far too many musicians even limit themselves and their own perception of their musical abilities by saying they can't play anything unless they have music in front of them and don't know how the "other" people can play without it. Some say they cannot compose music when they have never tried to do so before. Sadly, many times this perception becomes a reality and continues to back up what both sides say and further reinforces how both sides learn music and share their music with others. It's not correct, but it still happens...READ MORE

Super Sonic Boom by Jerald Simon

 
Try playing this new cool song I composed on the piano - "Super Sonic Boom" (with the minus track). Watch the video and share with friends!   This is my new "Cool Song" video from my annual subscription (posted on 2.27.2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVTdrtrg9FY&list=UUh5zf4WEIUj7dOUyWEXBLFQ
 
 
Every Friday I will be coming out with my new "Cool Song" for piano students and piano teachers. If you know of anyone who would enjoy this or benefit from this (piano teachers, piano students, parents of piano students, etc.), please share this with them. You can learn more about my annual subscription by visiting this link: http://musicmotivation.com/annualsubscription (you cannot download the PDF sheet music or minus track without an annual subscription).   Have FUN with this one! - Jerald Simon
 
Check out my piano music books (e.g. Cool Songs for Cool Kids™, Cool Songs that ROCK!™ and many more titles) at this link: http://musicmotivation.com/musicbooksbyjerald. You can download all of my books as sample PDF books by clicking on the covers of each book.

 

Under Siege by Jerald Simon

 
Try playing this new cool song I composed on the piano - "Under Siege" (with the minus track). Watch the video and share with friends!   This is my new "Cool Song" video from my annual subscription (posted on 2.20.2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbG1pNQp5x0&list=PL9eocDI3QWNhiErbkK29DtnFZ24vvR8yx
 
 
Every Friday I will be coming out with my new "Cool Song" for piano students and piano teachers. If you know of anyone who would enjoy this or benefit from this (piano teachers, piano students, parents of piano students, etc.), please share this with them. You can learn more about my annual subscription by visiting this link: http://musicmotivation.com/annualsubscription (you cannot download the PDF sheet music or minus track without an annual subscription).   Have FUN with this one! - Jerald Simon
 
Check out my piano music books (e.g. Cool Songs for Cool Kids™, Cool Songs that ROCK!™ and many more titles) at this link: http://musicmotivation.com/musicbooksbyjerald. You can download all of my books as sample PDF books by clicking on the covers of each book.

 

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