March is “madness” time—at least for basketball fans. We can imitate the idea of a basketball dribble at the piano. By bracing finger 3 with the thumb a student can confidently bounce his/her own “basketball” up and down the keys. As the coach, our young player is “in training” for firm fingertips and a flexible wrist. Let’s go pro! Take away the thumb and pick up the speed. We can use the bounce of arm weight to create forward motion through the repeated notes. Feel the rhythmic rebound of the entire hand. Think two-for-one! Watch Dr. Faber coach and “play basketball” at the keyboard—whether it be an early-elementary C scale dribble or a chromatic sequence from Rhapsody in Blue.