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Resources and Links for Parents

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My piano studio has included a variety of students ranging from beginners to advanced, young children to adults. Some of my students go on to become professional pianists; some come back to piano as adults looking for a hobby that sustains them emotionally, while others discover the magic of touching the keys for the very first time. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and all levels; each age and level has its own special challenges and rewards.

The topics above contain information that many parents will find helpful: frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to getting started with piano lessons, recommended books, CDs and web sites, the bare essentials of finding a piano technician and deciding on the purchase of a new or used instrument, and finally, how parents can help motivate their children to practice the piano -and to practice the piano more effectively.

Over the years, I have encountered many people who have found it challenging to navigate the world of piano. It is my hope that the information contained here might provide some answers to your questions or at least guide you to a source that will help you in your search for answers. -Donna Gross Javel

I have four publications of original piano music available. AnythingPiano Publications
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"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge"

- Albert Einstein

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