Let’s talk about 💰 today 😏.

Let’s talk about 💰 today 😏.  When I first started my piano studio in NYC in 2007, I had some clients who did not pay me on time. A handful of them even delayed their payments for three months 😱 with no guilt or shame. When they finally paid after several email notifications, they did […]

Prep for my 🎹 audition…

“I spent months and months of prep for the solo 🎹 performance for my audition–-my memory was solid, and I practiced those technically demanding passages over and over. Yet, when I set my foot on stage, I completely blanked out–I could not control my body. I almost felt like I was split into two people–my […]

Purposeful 🎹 Practice

🙋🏻‍♀️ “I will cut my piano practice time in half🗡 and double my results!” One morning in 2018, I got out of bed and made this decision! I have had enough with dreadful, mindless, and long hours of practice and decided to change my strategy. 👇👇👇 Several years before that morning, I began this crazy […]

📣THE infamous 10,000-Hour-Rule is a MYTH!

📣THE infamous 10,000-Hour-Rule is a MYTH! There, I said it! No more hours of rigorous daily piano practice in solitude! Hooray! 🥳 🙌 🤔 Well, not so fast. 😅 Hear me out. If you are not familiar with this 10,000-Hour-Rule, popularized by one of Malcolm Gladwell’s blockbuster books, “Outliers,”  the rule goes like this: it […]

🦃🍁Happy November 2021!

https://yukimisongstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/93038F39-53C4-4238-A022-DC57B3F4CF6A.mp4https://yukimisongstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/019F1D45-6DCC-41DD-8FAC-2AA088E6836C.mp4 How was your weekend? Mine was great—practiced 🎹 more! Here are some short clips of my recording from this weekend:1. “The Man I Love” by Gershwin2. “My Favorite Things” by Hammerstein I am also practicing classical music, too! Are you practicing? How is it going? Tell me what piece(s) you are practicing currently.👇 I […]

Getting Ready for a Kick-off of the Holiday Season 2021 🎃🦃🕎🎄

https://youtu.be/1sN2hGmPKBc 😇Happy Monday! Are you enjoying the cool and crisp air!? Finally it feels like fall 🍁! So, yesterday, I went to my dear friend and collegue, Clara Zhang’s studio in the UES to rehearse Libertango by Piazzolla and many other pieces for our upcoming musical events. I feel we’ve made some progress and improvements […]

Play 🎹 for Fun and Practice for Joy 🥰

https://yukimisongstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/D1D1A7E5-AE56-41E3-9EE3-0C8CDB1BE113.movhttps://yukimisongstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Debussy-Duet.mov How is your long weekend going? Mine is going GREAT so far—very restful yet productive! 📺1: Sight-reading and rehearsing 4-hand duet version of “Libertango” by Piazzolla with my friend and colleague, Clara Zhang @clara_pianistica, for our upcoming 🎶 events. 📺 2: Having fun sight-reading “In a Boat” from Petite Suite by Debussy for fun 🤩 […]

Let’s Discover What 🎶 Means to YOU!

https://yukimisongstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Lets-Discover-What-Music-Means-to-YOU.mp4 😍Happy Monday! Here 👆 is my positive #mondayvibes for you! Together, let’s discover what music means to YOU 🤗 through fun and empowering🎹 lessons! 🔝Sign up for a complimentary 🎹 lesson HERE. #pianolessons #pianist #pianostudents #pianoteacher #pianostudio #musicmatters #whatismusic https://yukimisongstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Improv_demo.mp4 😍It’s Tuesday and #tunefultuesday !? 😅 This is my attempt to improvise on a famous tune 😁😅 Can you guess this song? (Hint 😉: […]

Happy October 2021 🍁🎃

#HappyMonday and have a fantastic week, y’all! Tell me your goals of the week? I have been practicing Gershwin pieces lately to celebrate his birthday 🎂 this month…..AND because I am playing Broadway-themed 🎭 programs in upcoming weeks!! My goals for this week are to finish reviewing “I Got Rhythm” all the way through and […]

Happy New Year 2021 from Yukimi Song Studio!

Jan 5, 2021: Happy New Year 2021🥳🎉! May the new year be melodious, harmonious, and tuneful 🎵 🎶 🎼 🎹 ! #tunefultuesday #tuesdaytunes #tuesdaytuneday #pianist #pianoplayer #pianoteacher #pianista #musicvideo #musicislifeismusic #happy2021 #tuneful2021 #podcaster The Piano Pod Jan 6, 2021: Happy 149th birthday to Mr. Scriabin 🎉🥳🎁! Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) was a Russian composer and pianist. […]