Adult Piano Instruction

Why it is essential for adults to learn how to read music properly

2020-05-08T17:22:23+01:00

“Obtaining a perfect knowledge of the vocabulary used in music is essential if you do not always want to struggle with your piano playing. Reading music is an ESSENTIAL and SERIOUS tool that will help you progress to the next level of your piano playing.” (Celine-Gaurier Joubert in Note Reading) “Learning to read music can be one of the best ways to train your brain but it can also have a huge impact on other areas of your life, like confidence and fitness (trust us)” Classical FM 4th of September 2018 If you as an adult endeavour to learn to play [...]

Why it is essential for adults to learn how to read music properly2020-05-08T17:22:23+01:00

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need Any Prior Experience to Start Learning the Piano!

2020-03-05T20:43:07+00:00

Discover 10 reasons why you really do not need to know anything at all about playing the piano prior to starting out There are things we all wish we had started sooner. From learning a new language, taking up a new sport, or mastering a musical instrument - many adults simply don’t try to learn a new skill because they think they’re too old to start as a complete beginner now. If you’ve been thinking about learning the piano but have been disheartened by a lack of prior experience, here’s the truth: you can start learning the piano at any age. [...]

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need Any Prior Experience to Start Learning the Piano!2020-03-05T20:43:07+00:00

How to get rid of performance related anxieties – learn the art of performing the piano

2020-03-03T11:53:59+00:00

Let's be honest, performing the piano in front of a live audience can be daunting. It takes courage and a fighting spirit to perform especially if you perform a difficult piano composition. The truth is that performing the piano in front of an audience is as much a skill as learning the piano. Just as you learn how to play the piano by taking lessons, you need to learn how to perform the piano in front of an audience by performing regularly. The more regularly you perform, the easier performing will become for you. The key is performing in front of [...]

How to get rid of performance related anxieties – learn the art of performing the piano2020-03-03T11:53:59+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

How to practise the piano with a metronome

2020-05-02T11:48:49+01:00

"If you follow the advice given in this article, you will definitely see a marked improvement in your piano playing and your timing." Let's face facts. You are probably playing out of time a lot more than you like. Your general timing may be good, but if you scrutinise your playing you will realise that your timing may not be as solid as you hope. Playing a piece from beginning to the end with solid rhythm and timing can require a lot of metronomic study. World-class pianists and musicians often state that timing (alongside improvisation and interpretation) is the most difficult [...]

How to practise the piano with a metronome2020-05-02T11:48:49+01:00

The 10 Secrets of Sight Reading

2020-03-21T23:32:49+00:00

Like so many pianists who play for their own pleasure, you might think that your sight-reading is appalling and that you are terrible at it. To be honest, you don't even want to speak about it!!! I have a SIGNIFICANT REVELATION for you: sight-reading is not more complex or mysterious than anything else. You simply need to know and learn how to proceed to become “proficient in the art of sight-reading”. Here are the 10 Secrets of Sight Reading 1. Firstly, have a look at the general idea of the score. You can quickly get a grasp of the difficulties that may occur while playing the piece and of the general layout of the piece. Then, look at the tempo, time signature, key, change of time signature/tempo. [...]

The 10 Secrets of Sight Reading2020-03-21T23:32:49+00:00

The Importance of Learning How to Read Music Properly

2020-02-28T17:42:58+00:00

Learning how to read the notes used in music notation is similar to learning a language. Some people say that they are not interested in learning how to read as they prefer to play by ear. (Some folks even go as far as thinking that it will be detrimental to their ears and improvisational skills if they learned how to read – nonsense!) Not learning how to read the score properly, is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make if you are starting to learn the piano. Piano compositions are often only available in written notation. Therefore reading music [...]

The Importance of Learning How to Read Music Properly2020-02-28T17:42:58+00:00

The piano has only 12 keys. 7 White notes and 5 black notes

2020-02-28T17:41:37+00:00

As a new piano enthusiast sitting in front of the black and white notes for the very first time, it can be quite a daunting experience!You will probably feel lost and slightly confused by the magnitude of the piano's keyboard. The most important thing to remember is that a piano has 7 white notes namely C,D,E,F,G,A,B and 5 black notes C#, D#, F#, G#, A# or Db, Eb, Gb, Ab, Bb (depending upon which key your in). Nevertheless there's only 7 white plus 5 black which equals a total of 12 piano notes. The next thing to notice is that the [...]

The piano has only 12 keys. 7 White notes and 5 black notes2020-02-28T17:41:37+00:00
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