learning to play piano

How long does it take to learn piano?

2020-09-17T19:47:26+01:00

Well... It is probably the most challenging question that I have ever had to answer. Most adults who contemplate learning how to play the piano, or who have already decided to start, have the same question in mind: “How long does it take to learn piano?” It depends Every time an adult asks me this question, I give the same reply: “It depends”. It depends as it depends on various factors: your exact goal, your natural ability, the amount of time you dedicate to personal practice and the instructor you are studying with. As you may have probably understood, it is [...]

How long does it take to learn piano?2020-09-17T19:47:26+01:00

Why is technique so important when playing the piano?

2020-03-05T19:50:48+00:00

Discover the importance of developing great piano technique in this article by James Barnett When I was young, I heard a recording of Clair de Lune by Debussy and it ignited a tremendous passion in me: I simply had to learn this magical piece of music. I worked very hard, learnt all the notes and I could pretty much play the piece but it was inconsistent and sounded very different from the recording. I was disappointed and frustrated; the famous opening thirds were not smooth and singing, rapid left-hand semiquavers lacked fluidity. Chords lacked voicing and melodic lines struggled to project [...]

Why is technique so important when playing the piano?2020-03-05T19:50:48+00:00

Overcoming obstacles in your piano journey

2020-03-05T21:36:48+00:00

Sometimes obstacles may seem insurmountable, but if you follow the advice below you can definitely overcome any obstacle in your way! Three years ago you started playing the piano for the first time and it all seemed so easy. You passed your graded examinations with flying colours and you are on your way to grade 4 now. The only problem is that things are getting very difficult... You have to play scales, arpeggios, broken chords with two hands at faster speeds and the compositions are a LOT more challenging! You even start to think... "Can I really do this?". You attend [...]

Overcoming obstacles in your piano journey2020-03-05T21:36:48+00:00

6 Piano lesson myths – the things we want you to know!

2020-03-02T19:51:53+00:00

It's time to bust the myths surrounding playing the piano There are many myths surrounding playing the piano and if one of them is holding you back from taking up the instrument it’s time to put your fear and apprehension to one side and try a lesson for yourself. While learning a new skill can be a daunting prospect, learning to play the piano for pleasure can be fulfilling and has some health benefits, such as helping to relieve stress, too. Here we debunk 6 common piano lesson myths. My teacher will get angry at me if I make a mistake [...]

6 Piano lesson myths – the things we want you to know!2020-03-02T19:51:53+00:00
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