Start Stringed Instruments Playing By Ear

It is very common for string teachers, whether they be classroom teachers or private violin, viola and cello teachers, to start their students off playing by ear.  This sets up a foundation for intonation and listening. Because playing a stringed … Read More

Irish Tunes are like Dim Sum

So, what’s an Asian chick doing posting on St. Patrick’s Day about Irish music? It’s a long story, but the short version is, I got lured away by Cape Breton and East Coast music many years ago, I abandoned classical … Read More

Welcome to the SmartMusicTeacher Blog

I am SO excited to finally launch this blog, and I am so glad you are here!!! You are probably wondering, who is this chick who thinks that she is such a smart music teacher?  Does she really think she’s … Read More

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