Get Connected!

Come and join our community. Expand your network and get to know new people!

  • hellene replied to the topic 'Christina Aziz 10 years The Gambia - West Africa' in the forum.

    bella wrote: wow i cannot believe it is almost a year since i started this topic . A little update : We had many hiccups in our piano learning journey :( our keyboard died and we were not ready to invest in a new one , but thanks to Hellene and Patty Robert who blessed us with her own beautiful piano keyboard with a stand , that keyboard made the journey by sea all the way from USA to The Gambia , boat got stuck in Spain for a while before it was able to reach us and it was like Christmas when we got it . Then we had a major electricity problem at home , house needed to be rewired , generator broke and where we live we rely heavily on personal generators for electricity , government electricity is really bad , so we spent many hours in the day and night without electricity . Thank God all is fixed now and keeping our finger crossed our learning journey this year will go smoothly . I commit to try to post at the end of every week and share with you what we are learning . Looking forward to your comments and advice . Happy to be back .


    With all these adventures I am fascinated with your dedication and focus, Vivian. You are a wonderful mother of wonderful family. I am happy working with you!

    Read More...

  • hellene replied to the topic 'Matthew Aziz 7 years old The Gambia - West Africa' in the forum.

    bella wrote: After a long stop from practicing the piano , here we go again and this time i am determined to come here every week and update on our progress and ask questions hoping I learn from the expert how to help my kids .


    Viv, I am very happy to read this! If you will post friquently, I will be able to help you alone the way. Who knows? Maybe you will become a piano expert this way! :)

    please have a look at this clip .


    The link that you gave me below was not correct and I had problems to open it *see the word 'edit' in the link?* Therefore, next time please try to copy past the link from actual video's window.

    Matti is left handed . he had no problem practicing this song with his right hand up to level 5 .


    I hope that you don't play with levels 1 2 3 4 5 in the row. Matty will memorize the music and will pretend reading it. If you sight-read, use 2, 4, 5 and 8. If you learn more difficult songs, use 1 or 3. Don't be shy to stay on 1 2 3 4. These mpdes help to build essential skills.

    he was so proud of himself . he got so frustrated when he tried to play with his left hand , he played first with just one or 2 fingers, but when i asked him to take his time and try using proper fingers he managed this with difficulty .


    'Proper fingers' shouldn't be learned before building eye-hand and both hands coordination. Let Matty to figure the fingering out for himself. As soon as he will start feeling more comfortable with a piece he will think about fingers' management.

    what confuses us always is how to play the sharps and flats when they come in a piece , the correct fingering .I hope Hellena or other piano teachers would advice . www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=NWh7UsCqe_w

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWh7UsCqe_w


    I watched the video. He is excellent. I think, his fingers are just right!

    Read More...

  • bella replied to the topic 'Christina Aziz 10 years The Gambia - West Africa' in the forum.

    wow i cannot believe it is almost a year since i started this topic . A little update : We had many hiccups in our piano learning journey :( our keyboard died and we were not ready to invest in a new one , but thanks to Hellene and Patty Robert who blessed us with her own beautiful piano keyboard with a stand , that keyboard made the journey by sea all the way from USA to The Gambia , boat got stuck in Spain for a while before it was able to reach us and it was like Christmas when we got it . Then we had a major electricity problem at home , house needed to be rewired , generator broke and where we live we rely heavily on personal generators for electricity , government electricity is really bad , so we spent many hours in the day and night without electricity . Thank God all is fixed now and keeping our finger crossed our learning journey this year will go smoothly . I commit to try to post at the end of every week and share with you what we are learning . Looking forward to your comments and advice . Happy to be back .

    Read More...

  • bella replied to the topic 'Matthew Aziz 7 years old The Gambia - West Africa' in the forum.

    After a long stop from practicing the piano , here we go again and this time i am determined to come here every week and update on our progress and ask questions hoping I learn from the expert how to help my kids .
    please have a look at this clip . Matti is left handed . he had no problem practicing this song with his right hand up to level 5 . he was so proud of himself . he got so frustrated when he tried to play with his left hand , he played first with just one or 2 fingers, but when i asked him to take his time and try using proper fingers he managed this with difficulty . what confuses us always is how to play the sharps and flats when they come in a piece , the correct fingering .I hope Hellena or other piano teachers would advice . www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=NWh7UsCqe_w

    Read More...

  • Elena_Gurina is friends with hellene
  • Elena_Gurina replied to the topic 'Софт Моцарт в Москве! Ольга Егорова' in the forum.

    Здорово! У Вас очень талантливые детки! :)

    Read More...

  • hellene replied to the topic 'Софт Моцарт в Москве! Ольга Егорова' in the forum.

    Не прошло и сколько лет? ;)

    Я радуюсь вместе с Вами!

    Read More...

  • hellene replied to the topic 'Матвей, 8 лет, Украина' in the forum.

    Olimpiya1 wrote: Матвей уже пару месяцев не подходит к инструменту. И программу не включает ((((. Вот нет желания совсем (((


    Для того, чтобы помочь Вам наиболее эффективно, начну издалека.

    Скажите, а зубы Матвей чистит с удовольствием каждый день? Мотивирован? Если нет, то как справляетесь?

    Второй вопрос: почему нет картинок на стикерсах?

    И третий: следуете ли Вы поурочным планам? Какой уровень?

    Read More...

  • Аким replied to the topic 'Софт Моцарт в Москве! Ольга Егорова' in the forum.

    Оля, поздравляю! Вот дети обрадуются!

    Read More...

  • Olga Egorova created a new topic ' Софт Моцарт в Москве! Ольга Егорова' in the forum.

    К нам в Москву впервые прилетели бабочки из Америки!
    Они будут ждать своих ребят до 1 сентября.
    В декабре 2016 трое моих учеников впервые принимали участие в международном онлайн-концерте "Бал Бабочек".
    Я, как ребёнок, радуюсь этому прекрасному событию. Как здорово придумали с бабочками!

    Read More...

Community - Events Module

Community - Groups Module

Community - Members Module

Community - Quick Search Module

Community - Videos Module

Community - Whos Online

Our Promotion

User Login