• Welcome to The Piano Workshop at Bergen County Blog Page

    Welcome to the Piano Workshop at Bergen County Blog Page! Our mission at The Piano Workshop at Bergen County is to not only help students achieve their musical goals but also to spread the positive power of music. My goal in this blog is to have content loaded up from many of our wonderful faculty [...]
  • App Of The Month: GarageBand

    GarageBand has many ways to make your playing even more fun!
  • Sight Reading Tips for Beginners (and Advanced Players!)

    One of the earliest skills we learn as musicians is how to read sheet music.  Here are some tips to make reading music simple and effortless!
  • Lavender Field – Original Piece by Ryan Lee (Performed on Petrof P-173 Breeze)

    Congrats to our student Ryan Lee (taught by Jean Cheng) who composed this beautiful piece "Lavender Field". Thanks for our guitar and music technology instructor John Kiernanfor recording, filming and editing this amazing video and audio.  Great work, Ryan!  Check out the video at the link above! Also, The Piano Workshop At Bergen County will now [...]
  • October App Of The Month: MuseScore

    Compatible With Windows (Windows 7 or higher); Apple Mac (MacOS 10.12+, OS X 10.8–10.11, Mac OS X 10).  MuseScore Songbook available for iOS, Kindle Fire, and Android products. Price Free! MuseScore is a fully functioning professional notation and composition software that gives musicians of all skill levels the ability to write and learn music for piano, [...]
  • Reasons to Continue Music Lessons Over the Summer

    Summer is almost here!  Long days at the beach, barbecues, fresh air and the great outdoors- I can hardly wait! For kids this is a particularly special time of year for one very obvious reason- no school! Kids are so busy nowadays with school and activities that they rarely get a chance to unwind and […]
  • “Hello” – Easy Sheet Music

    Here is a simplified teaser of “Hello”, by Adele, that is easy enough for most Intermediate Level students to play.  Below is a short piano transcription and video.  Enjoy!
  • Benefits of Music Education for Children

    – By Dorian Morales In Plato’s “Republic,” Socrates along with a symposium of nobility famously explore the question, “How do we best educate our children and make society as close to perfect as possible?” After thought-provoking and often humorous banter, they come to a conclusion that balance between “Music and Gymnastics” creates the foundation of […]
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