Tell us about yourself:
I am a 60-year-old married woman living in the Los Angeles area. We have two grown daughters: one is a restauranteur in the Hamptons, NY (Calissa is the name of her gorgeous restaurant in Water Mill!) and the other is getting her Master's at the University of Cambridge in England. I am a voracious reader and have been teaching piano and writing piano instruction books for 32 years! In the last 2 months since Covid-19 hit our area, I have been teaching piano online using Facetime, Skype and Zoom. It is a great way to teach and to connect with my students while staying safe!
Area of knowledge and what I know well:
Piano instruction for adults over 50, and I'm a music and cognitive science researcher. Check out my fun piano books here: https://www.upperhandspiano.com/
Certificates/Awards
I studied philosophy and music at UCLA in the late 70s/early 80s.
I was a film composer in the 1990s-2000s (see my website GailiSchoen.com)
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Having a Zoom birthday and teaching my mom how to join a Zoom meeting; teaching piano online now gives me much more flexibility for teaching while on vacations in the future; and writing a new piano songbook series that addresses anxiety. Not worth t...
UpperHandsPiano 01-23-2021 07:00 AM
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Of course taking piano lessons (even self-taught!) is the very best activity to keep the mind sharp (Using these books! 🙂 but since I already play, I study French daily, I read, exercise, cook and write. Anything that feels like a challenge for more...
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My word is balance - to maintain a kinder gentler lifestyle balancing persistence with pleasure
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That seems like a brilliant idea- the couple would have a huge range of the best counselors to choose from, all over the country, or the world! Thankfully we are not in need at the moment, but counseling has saved our marriage more than once in our 3...
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Having a Zoom birthday and teaching my mom how to join a Zoom meeting; teaching piano online now gives me much more flexibility for teaching while on vacations in the future; and writing a new piano songbook series that addresses anxiety. Not worth t...
UpperHandsPiano 01-23-2021 07:00 AM
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Of course taking piano lessons (even self-taught!) is the very best activity to keep the mind sharp (Using these books! 🙂 but since I already play, I study French daily, I read, exercise, cook and write. Anything that feels like a challenge for more...
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My word is balance - to maintain a kinder gentler lifestyle balancing persistence with pleasure
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That seems like a brilliant idea- the couple would have a huge range of the best counselors to choose from, all over the country, or the world! Thankfully we are not in need at the moment, but counseling has saved our marriage more than once in our 3...
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Having a Zoom birthday and teaching my mom how to join a Zoom meeting; teaching piano online now gives me much more flexibility for teaching while on vacations in the future; and writing a new piano songbook series that addresses anxiety. Not worth t...
UpperHandsPiano 01-23-2021 07:00 AM
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Of course taking piano lessons (even self-taught!) is the very best activity to keep the mind sharp (Using these books! 🙂 but since I already play, I study French daily, I read, exercise, cook and write. Anything that feels like a challenge for more...
UpperHandsPiano 01-23-2021 06:54 AM
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My word is balance - to maintain a kinder gentler lifestyle balancing persistence with pleasure
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That seems like a brilliant idea- the couple would have a huge range of the best counselors to choose from, all over the country, or the world! Thankfully we are not in need at the moment, but counseling has saved our marriage more than once in our 3...
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