LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Nationally recognized piano accompanist and composer, Joyce Grill, held a free workshop at Leithold Music today, August 22 for local piano teachers.
Entitled "New Music Review 2013," the workshop focused on new piano teaching materials from all publishers.
Grill gave recommendations as to what music works best for students in today's age who are busy with multiple activities and who find it difficult to make practice time.
Grill, who started music when she was five years old says that it was even a challenge for her to practice when she was young.
She attributes much of her success not only to mom but her former teacher as well.
Grill states, "She had a real knack of picking music that she knew I would like, that she knew my parents would like, but music she thought I needed."
Not only does Grill think that music choice is important, but that giving students the history behind the music is just as significant.
It is her hope that whoever plays, professional or otherwise continue and become an informed audience member.
If you would like to purchase Grill's music you can do so at Leithold Music downtown or through Alfred Publishing online.
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