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How to structure your piano practice

2020-03-16T23:40:50+00:00

The first thing, before structuring your piano practice is to recognise the importance of practising your instrument. Why practise? Or even structure your practice time? Firstly: Reasons are quite logical but still important to recognise because, without consistent practice and diligence, you probably will stop before reaching that long-desired dream to play or perform a beautiful song or that classical piece that you love - be it Mozart’s Turkish Rhapsody or Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata or Debussy's Clair de Lune or the jazz classic called Autumn Leaves. Secondly: There is the important need for finger technique and skills needed to [...]

How to structure your piano practice2020-03-16T23:40:50+00:00

Looking for stress relief? Turn to the piano

2020-03-02T17:42:23+00:00

Stress can kill you! That is why you need to learn to play the piano and get rid of work related stress! We all feel stressed at times as we go about our daily lives and try to juggle different aspects, whether it’s the pressure of a demanding job or a hectic home life that’s causing stress levels to rise. However, stress can have a negative effect on our health and it’s vital that we take some time to relax and unwind, and turning to the piano could help. Did you know that stress accounts for over a third of all [...]

Looking for stress relief? Turn to the piano2020-03-02T17:42:23+00:00

5 Reasons why it’s never too late to learn piano

2020-03-10T11:50:48+00:00

Top 5 reasons why it’s never too late to learn the piano Never think that you are too old to learn the piano! It's a proven fact that adults have successfully learned to play the piano to a very proficient standard even when starting at an older age! In fact, playing an instrument has plenty of benefits for adults, whether they’re in their 20s or are enjoying their retirement. If you love music and dream of sitting at a piano playing your favourite classical tune or jazz song, it’s time to stop making excuses and book your first piano lesson. There [...]

5 Reasons why it’s never too late to learn piano2020-03-10T11:50:48+00:00

5 Things to do before you book a piano lesson

2020-03-02T20:07:11+00:00

At the Piano Institute, we believe that piano playing is a hobby to be enjoyed by every one of all ages – after all, you really are never too old to play the piano! In fact, we think that more adults should either pick up or re-indulge in this particular past time, as the stress-relieving, mood-boosting qualities of playing the ivories are remarkable! If you are thinking of exploring the world of piano playing, here are 5 things you must do before you dive straight into your journey of musical discovery… 1. Find your perfect teacher Finding the right teacher is [...]

5 Things to do before you book a piano lesson2020-03-02T20:07:11+00:00

8 Reasons why you need to practice your piano scales daily

2020-05-09T09:28:27+01:00

REASON 1: Practising your scales will develop your musical technique and finger-ability on the piano There is no arguing about the fact that the world’s greatest pianists practised scales on a daily basis in order to develop superb technique. Paderewski, one of the most renowned pianists and once Prime Minister of Poland had an (approx.) twelve-hour daily workout of scales, arpeggios and various other exercises. He also started piano at a late age. Proving that YOU can learn and become great at any age! Paderewski studied under master pianist Leschetizky, who made ABSOLUTELY sure Paderewski practised and practised and practised some [...]

8 Reasons why you need to practice your piano scales daily2020-05-09T09:28:27+01:00

How to practise the piano – tips to help you become better at practising the piano

2020-03-03T11:38:43+00:00

Practise in a distraction free environment dedicated to practising the piano. It is absolutely vital that you practice in the best environment possible. It is also important to realise that you are responsible for your environment! I suggest practising in a clutter-free environment where you can simply focus on practising the piano and nothing else. Another tip - make sure you have a dedicated REAL metronome. Such as this one – AMAZON. Avoid using your mobile phone or iPad as a metronome. Otherwise, you will definitely get distracted with text messages and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. [...]

How to practise the piano – tips to help you become better at practising the piano2020-03-03T11:38:43+00:00

Why you need an excellent piano mentor and teacher

2020-03-03T12:12:25+00:00

It starts with the first step... The Chinese philosopher Laozi wisely said: “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Learning how to play the piano is a wonderful journey, however, it is not always an easy journey. On the way to becoming the pianist that you have always dreamed of, you might encounter moments of intense frustration and despair. It is all part of the journey and if you persist you will eventually reach your goal and the price that you have paid in terms of time and effort will be well worth it. You will reap [...]

Why you need an excellent piano mentor and teacher2020-03-03T12:12:25+00:00