Looking forward to the New Year we want to look and feel great about ourselves and although money may be tighter than it was before many of us would not wish to compromise on the latest styles and fashion trends. So what exactly is hot for 2012?
Yes striking prints and colour will be big for 2012 as well as tribal theme clothing. Think exotic florals on t-shirts, pants and nearly just about everything. Celebrities such as Kanye West and Kid Cuddie have not shied away from daring prints so why not try exotic prints such as Hawaiian too. Flower Power tastefully done is the key.
As we approach the spring and summer we discard dark clothing and embrace light colours such as baby pinks, yellows, peppermint green and sky blues. Think sweets and candy as many High Street shops will stock clothing in these colours.
These pastel colours and silky fabrics are bang on trend and will even extend to hair colour as candy colour hair will be in. It may not be for everyone but for those who are not immune to saccharine sweet looking hair - go all out this 2012.
Not for the faint hearted these shoes are for those who are into something a bit 'different'. If you can defy gravity and balance whilst wearing these shoes then I truly applaud you. The likes of Posh Spice and Lady Gaga have been known to wear these shoes seemingly with ease and they are hot for this year's spring fashion. Just take care where you walk!
As worn by the likes of Alexa Chung and Hailee Steinfeld digital prints will be big for spring fashion as designers such as Mary Katrantzou features skirts, dresses and tops in her collection. Where can you snap up digital prints? Try Topshop.
Think deep blue sea as spring fashion dictates that coral, sea shell clutches, star fish dresses, shiny scaly embellishments and mermaid inspired clothes are all big for 2012.
Colour blocking was big in 2011 and will be this season with a twist as neon infused blocking. Think Peter som's dazzling 60's neon fresh and fun blocking to give you an idea and Nanette Lepore's neon's bags, skirts and tops. You will look truly fun and flirty for Spring. White ethereal floaty clothing which hand loosely on the body as seen on Mary- Kate and Ashley Olsen will also be big for spring fashion.
Learning how to play the piano goes back for centuries, back to the time of classical music played and taught by highly overdressed performers. So I'm sure nobody is surprised that traditional piano lessons haven't changed all that much over the years. After all, it's the same 88 keys on the piano right? We should be thankful that at least the piano teachers of today aren't wearing fancy white wigs and multiple layers of clothing. The modern piano teacher hopefully has at least updated their look. But shouldn't piano lessons also keep up with the modern world and not stick with only the old methods?
You could say that a lot has changed in the last couple hundred years. The definition of music is a little different today. I can't imagine what Beethoven would have thought of his song being played on a cell phone (would he understand the concept of a ringtone?). Or maybe Bach could Skype with a student halfway across the world. Access to a wide variety of resources no doubt is at an all time high.