As a teacher, it’s important for me to keep improving my piano skills. I thought I need feedback and guidance on tackling classical pieces for my videos. Recently I signed up for weekly lessons with an accomplished teacher, who lives remarkaly 7 minutes away! Today I had a consultation, didn’t know what that entailed […]Read More Meeting My New Piano Teacher
Hi everyone! I made a committment to myself to make 2 piano videos weekly. Due every Wednesday. That means I’m learning two new pieces a week. This is technically my first week trying out this routine, here’s how it went! First, in the spirit of Christmas, I learned a 3-page Nutcracker piece “Dance of the […]Read More This Week’s Piano Videos!
I talk to myself a lotttt. I might be crazy, or brilliant. Since I got rid of my iPhone music in the car, I started talking to myself. With my ego at stake, here’s an inside scoop on what Elisa says to herself in in the car: “I’m gonna be a millionaire!” “I love you.. […]Read More What Elisa says to herself in the car
After teaching piano for about 5 months now, I feel that I found my signature teaching style. I modeled it from my favorite college professor’s teaching apporach. She taught Turkish to a small class which gave each student more room to learn and practice. She was like a friend and a role model for […]Read More Let Students Make Mistakes
If you asked me three years ago to run 3 miles, I’d say I’d never do that, not even for fun. The thought of it would make me feel exhausted Now running is a part of my daily routine. I don’t remember what made me try it, but it’s now a go-to for getting started […]Read More How Running Changed my Mentality
After quitting music school, I wanted to keep playing piano and learning more songs. I also want to share it with people, and keep a audio-visual record of the reperotoire I’ve learned. I decided to film 2 piano videos a week due every Wednesday. Yup, that’s learning 2 new songs a week. It’s very […]Read More Filming Piano Videos – First Take!
Since I started sharing more about my piano progress, I get a lot of “follow your passion” talk. The comments to “follow your passion” are supposed to be supportive, and I understand where these people are coming from. But something about it seems off to me… I’m going to deconstruct where this saying comes from. […]Read More Why I’m done with the saying “follow your passion”
I imagine my days like a sculpture, taking out what is not serving me. Taking out people who aren’t worth my time, things that are distracting like iphones, and jobs that are a waste of time. Then what’s left is valuable and meaningful! I decided to share my mode of thinking in how I […]Read More Process of Elimination – Shaping the life you want
My heart changed. I just decided to follow it. I could hear it clearly. I’m moving to something greater to help people change their lives for the better. I want to help people fulfill their dreams, and so I have to change my direction…Read More Change
About two weeks ago I ditched my iPhone for a flip phone. I’ve always wanted to do this, and finally I got the guts to. One morning as I was heading out the house, hands full, my iPhone violently belly-flopped onto the floor. The screen cracked. But I wasn’t that sad, it could […]Read More What I learned living two weeks with a dumb phone