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Why Solfege?

One of the questions that’s come up a many times is “why solfege?”  Some background: I was very fortunate to study solfege privately in Toronto somewhere in my early 20s. It’s a funny ...
Sing and play piano with only two notes

Quickie #2: How To Sing & Play Piano With Only Two Notes!

Taking Piano accompaniment to the next level: I got so much great feedback from people about trying this saying ‘wow this is really amazing, I can finally sing and play piano to accompany myself’ ...
Teaching motivation new thoughts ideas on teaching

Some New Thoughts On Teaching…

Some new thoughts on Teaching Many of you who are reading this are already enrolled in one of my courses.  Those courses really grew out of my 20+ years of experience teaching privately. After all ...

20 minute piano practice for singers

As a professional singer with over forty years of piano training, I often get asked to give singers practice advice.  My online courses Piano Skills for Singers have successfully served hundreds of ...
Brenda Earle Stokes Back to basics

Motivation Monday – Back to Basics

I have once again been reminded of the importance of going back to basics in music study. So often I have intermediate and even advanced students whose progress stalls because of issues with their ...

A Sneak Peek Inside The Versatile Musician Membership

Today is the day!  After months of early mornings and late nights and binge-working sessions while my son was at camp, I can finally make this announcement!  The Versatile Musician membership is now ...

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