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A Special Message from Me to You

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 If there's one thing I want you to know -- one thing, from all the facts out there in the world -- it's in this post. So please read on:    Life is fleeting. (That's not the one thing. Keep reading, please!)    I was reminded of this last week, when I learned a childhood friend of mine, whom I hadn't seen in years, died in a motorcycle accident.     There's a famous statement called  Pascal's wager  that goes something like this: If God doesn't exist, and you live as though He doesn't exist, you lose nothing. If He doesn't exist, and you live as though He does, you still lose nothing. If God does exist, and you live as though He doesn't, you lose everything. If God does exist, and you live as though He does, you lose nothing and gain everything. (By the way, if you're really into science, philosophy, etc., I really encourage you to check out the link above. There's thousands of articles on every scientific topic you can think of. But tha

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Lentement Slowly

Word of the Week

 Lentement Slowly

April Update

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 I went through April, teaching and studying and not giving a thought as to what I was putting on my blog this month. Until I read an e-book on the online-business side of piano studios, and came across a tip to "have original content" on your website/social media.    Original....    What do I have to say that another teacher somewhere else hasn't said already?     Never mind; I'm rambling again.     What did I do this month again? (Please tell me I'm not the only one who gets that feeling!)    Oh, yeah, I taught. Worked on recital songs with my students. Did theory, disguised as games. Speaking of games, I found a strategy that works really well for playing piano board games.  Basically, since I'm just using the laptop's webcam, I tilt the laptop screen downward so the student can see the table. This works well for demonstrating, too!  If you take a snapshot in Skype, you get both parties' views. I chose not to edit out my student so you can see I am

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 Schnell Fast

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 Mit Ausdruck With expression

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 Massig Moderately