Meet Jeanine Wilkinson

My name is Jeanine Wilkinson and I joined the KSA faculty in July. I do have a bio on the KSA website but I thought I would use this blog post as an opportunity to tell a little bit more about myself. As most musicians, I don’t do one thing. I have my hand in…

Slade Trammel

If musicians of all instruments and genres could agree on one theme that probably characterized their years of lessons, that theme could very well be keeping a steady beat. “Keep it steady!” has been drilled into students by music teachers since the beginning of time. This is, of course, for good reason; if music is…

Meet Slade Trammel

Slade Trammel will be joining the KSA piano faculty in February. Well known in this region as both a performer and teacher, we are thrilled to have Slade joining our KSA faculty roster. KSA co-director Wesley Baldwin and Slade sat down for a conversation about his thoughts on music, piano, and teaching. Wesley Baldwin: We…

Piano Technique Checklist

Piano Technique Checklist Does technique ever seem overwhelming? This checklist will breakdown piano technique into fingers, wrists, forearms, elbows, and shoulders. Ensuring that your child has proper technique every time they practice will build good muscle memory and then it will become automatic. Fingers. You have probably heard me talk about “mountain fingers” with your…