Latest research on the benefits of music education for teachers, students, and parents. Tips for practising, motivation, performance, & more.

Musicians have bigger brains. Music and neuroscience.

Musicians have bigger brains

By iteachpiano | July 8, 2021

Did you know that the motor cortex in musicians is bigger than in non-musicians? Neuroscience is telling us a lot about musicians, language and the brain.

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Buying a Piano for a beginner? 6 pro’s and con’s

By iteachpiano | July 7, 2021

Its’s a perennial question for piano teachers and parents. What should I buy— a piano or an electric piano or keyboard?

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20 tips on how to buy a used piano

20 tips on how to buy a used piano

By iteachpiano | July 6, 2021

Learning the piano is a fun and joyous experience. Finding the perfect instrument is difficult. Here are 20 tips for piano lovers to find the perfect piano.

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Wordpress bulk move Posts, categories and tags

WordPress bulk move Posts

By iteach piano | July 3, 2021

As I reorganise my site I have found some a neat plugin called WordPress Bulk Move Posts to help organise to different categories and tags.

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Using X Mind 8 to organise WordPress categories and tags

X Mind 8: WordPress organisation

By iteachpiano | July 2, 2021

I have been using X Mind 8 and WordPress to tidy up my site. X Mind 8 provides a useful visual organisation of my WordPress categories and tags.

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Wordpress Bulk Move Posts

WordPress SEO: Overhauling my site

By iteachpiano | June 30, 2021

I have been up to my elbows in reconfiguring and overhauling some of the back end to this WordPress site for better SEO. I am not a power expert on WordPress but over the years I have learned my way around this blog hosting software. WordPress Categories and Tags Firstly,…

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All-in-one WP Migration

By iteachpiano | June 23, 2021

Using All-in-One WP Migration to move my WordPress Site.

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Beaver Builder

By iteachpiano | June 22, 2021

Beaver Builder is a WordPress page builder  plugin which I have been using for a while on some other websites. It is a great drag and drop layout plugin for wordpress which allows users such as myself with little to no coding knowledge create exciting and modern looking web pages…

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tips for piano practise

10 tips for better piano practise

By iteach piano | June 22, 2021

10 tips for more effective piano practise. We think we practise effectively, but we not be as effective as we think we are. Here are 10 tips to improve you piano practise. These are great tips for piano teachers and beginner to intermediate piano students.

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Why are some people more attracted to sad music than others?

By iteachpiano | June 21, 2021

Negative emotion in music can be enjoyed when the listener is in a dissociative state (Schubert, 2013). A dissociative state (absorption) is considered adaptive as it allows the listener to enjoy a wide range of experiences such as negative emotions without the ‘pain’ associated with negative emotions such as those brought about via rumination. Moreover, the ability to dissociate pain centre activation in aesthetic contexts also facilitates imaginative propensity. The limits of this ability to free oneself cognitively maybe limited by one’s imagination.

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