Piano Shops and Tuners
- Piano shops – find a list of piano shops in London and the UK here
- Piano tuners and technicians – find a list of piano tuners and technicians in London and the UK here
- Interview With Master Music Analyst And Theoretician Marianne Feenstra
- Interview with virtuoso pianist Ljubica Stojanovic
Other Instrument Tuition
- The London Guitar Institute – Founded by master guitarist Stefan Joubert. The London Guitar Institute was specifically founded to offer adult guitar learners with an excellent learning platform in the City of London.
- The London Singing Institute – Excellent vocal tuition for adults wanting to learn how to sing and take that first leap of faith! Learn how to sing classical, jazz, blues, rock, pop and become the singer that you have always wanted to do!
Piano and Music Related Links
- Piano and Music Related Links – a list of high-quality piano and music related links
10 Latest Articles From The London Piano Institute
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- How to resolve technical issues in playing the piano
- How to improve your tone production on the piano
- Why it is essential for adults to learn how to read music properly
- Why do I keep making mistakes and how can I correct it?
- The advantages of playing duets
- How to learn a piano piece by memory
- Shall I sit the ABRSM exam?
- Why are technical exercises so important for your piano playing?
- How to adapt to a different piano for each performance
The Classic Piano Course by Carol Barrat
The perfect book for adult beginner piano students:
Carol Barratt’s Famous ‘The Classic Piano Course’ is simply a wonderful book to get started with.
As a beginner piano student, one of your foremost goals should be to get to know the notes on the piano. This book is wonderful for that purpose. You will get to know the treble and bass clef and in due time learn how to play with both hands together on the piano.
At the London Piano Institute we think it is a wonderful book as a starting point before attempting the (non-obligatory) graded examinations.
Frank Mantooth: Voicings for Jazz Keyboard
The perfect book for learning how to properly voice jazz chords (intermediate/advanced)
Frank Mantooth Is a wonderful jazz pianist and jazz piano educator.
This is not a book that I would recommend for beginners, but rather for intermediate or advanced piano students. It is imperative that you understand the basics of jazz harmony before moving through this book. Once you understand the basics, you simply can’t find a better book for jazz piano voicings.
What I love about Frank’s approach is his simplicity and ways to make the complex simple. This book is a must have for jazz piano enthusiasts ready to take their playing to the next level!
The Great Pianists by Harold C. Schonberg
The perfect book for all piano enthusiasts – A MUST HAVE!
A highly entertaining and educational book on the history of the greatest pianists we’ve ever encountered.
Harold’s style of writing makes this book a classic book on the great pianists from the past.
Short biographies are included on major pianists such as Liszt, Chopin, Schnabel, Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, Clara Schumann, Wanda Landowska, Vladimir de Pachmann, Claudio Arrau and other greats.
You can read about their practice methods/habits and pick up plenty of tips for your own piano playing!
It’s a book that is an absolute must have for any piano enthusiast!