After almost two decades of exploring different methods and philosophies for teaching piano students, I have arrived at the most useful and effective lessons I have ever taught. They’re based on something called Music Learning Theory which is research focused on what students learn and how they learn it, not so much on what the teacher says. In the past you might have heard about musicians who play by ear but can’t read, or others who read but can’t play by ear. Both skills are useful and in truth, a musician who can’t play “by ear” will never read fluently. Lessons with me based on Music Learning Theory contain valuable insights necessary for experienced musicians as well as for beginners to learn these skills.