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Why Private Piano Lessons Remain Essential in the Age of AI

2024-06-17T17:19:51+01:00

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has made significant strides in various fields, including education. The classical piano market is no exception, with AI-powered tools and platforms revolutionising how people learn and practise the instrument. However, despite these technological advancements, private piano lessons with human instructors remain essential. This article delves into the reasons why traditional private lessons continue to be invaluable, even as AI technology reshapes the landscape of piano education. Personalised and Holistic Feedback Tailored Instruction AI-driven learning platforms such as Flowkey, Simply Piano, and Skoove offer personalised lesson plans that adapt to a student’s pace and skill [...]

Why Private Piano Lessons Remain Essential in the Age of AI2024-06-17T17:19:51+01:00

Mastering a New Piece in a Single Lesson – Debussy’s Reverie as an Example

2024-05-30T10:43:50+01:00

What you need to know in Mastering a new piece in one lesson. We will take Debussy's Reverie as an example to showcase a comprehensive guide to expression, technique and musicality. "Réverie" by Debussy is a nuanced piece that requires attention to detail in terms of colour, phrasing, and balance between both hands. Here's an expanded plan that includes these aspects to effectively convey these musical elements to students in a single piano lesson: 1. Introduction to the Piece (5 minutes) Briefly introduce Claude Debussy and the "Réverie" piece. Discuss the overall mood, character, and unique qualities of the piece. 2. [...]

Mastering a New Piece in a Single Lesson – Debussy’s Reverie as an Example2024-05-30T10:43:50+01:00

How To Improve Your Memory For The Piano

2023-01-30T05:19:04+00:00

Improving your memory can be a great way to enhance your piano-playing skills and I am here to provide you with a few tips to achieve just that. Practice Regularly Consistent practice is crucial for improving your memory when learning to play the piano. When you practice the same pieces repeatedly, you are strengthening the neural connections in your brain that are responsible for muscle memory. This allows your fingers to move easily and smoothly over the keys, making it less challenging for you to recall the notes and fingerings as you play. In order to see results, try to [...]

How To Improve Your Memory For The Piano2023-01-30T05:19:04+00:00

Can I learn piano quickly?

2022-11-08T12:49:09+00:00

In this day and age, people are often looking for a shortcut to achieve something. Whether to lose weight, get in shape, or sleep better, the modern-day "hack" of finding an easier way is very fashionable. In wellness circles, this term is called "Biohacking". It means using technology and the latest research to make you look, feel and perform better than the average person.So how does this relate to the piano? And is it possible to achieve meaningful skills by finding a shortcut? First- we better define what we mean when we say being able to play. Stefan Joubert explains being [...]

Can I learn piano quickly?2022-11-08T12:49:09+00:00

How adults can start to play the piano?

2021-10-11T11:22:17+01:00

Many adults contemplate the idea of starting to play the piano, but they do not always know where to begin. "Is there a book I can buy?", "Shall I look on YouTube?", "Shall I rather contact a piano teacher or a music school?", "Is it even possible for me as an adult to learn how to play the piano?". So many questions go through their minds that they often exhaust themselves looking for the answer and lose the courage to take any action. They feel lost and do not know who to turn to. I completely understand that adults are often [...]

How adults can start to play the piano?2021-10-11T11:22:17+01:00

Why you need to take weekly piano lessons

2021-03-01T10:37:14+00:00

The importance of taking your piano lessons weekly. Why you need to persist and persevere to become the pianist YOU want to be! Taking weekly piano lessons is the best way for you to make SERIOUS improvement in your piano playing! At the London Piano Institute we offer excellent quality weekly piano lessons in London. It is our utmost desire to help YOU as an adult succeed at playing the piano and we will do everything in our power to help you learn! Success is built upon a solid foundation. We do not neglect important foundational elements. We want to help [...]

Why you need to take weekly piano lessons2021-03-01T10:37:14+00:00

Famous people who play the piano!

2021-03-01T10:34:01+00:00

Discover famous individuals who also play the piano! Here at the London Piano Institute, we believe that anyone can learn to play the piano. If you’re willing to learn and dedicate your time, you can do it - no matter your experience, age, or Twitter follower count! Did you know that these famous faces are also proficient at the piano? Clint Eastwood Fact of the day: as well as being an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood is also an accomplished pianist! Before becoming an actor, Eastwood seriously considered pursuing a career in the world of music. He didn’t give up [...]

Famous people who play the piano!2021-03-01T10:34:01+00:00

How to choose a suitable piano for you

2022-01-28T11:15:41+00:00

An article on how to select a suitable piano! Selecting the right piano for you is absolutely vital. In this article, you will discover a few tips to help you find a piano that will bring you years of musical pleasure! Set a realistic budget Pianos can be costly especially grand pianos. Therefore it is vital to set a realistic budget. If you plan to purchase a digital piano a budget between £280 and £700 should do. For upright pianos, we recommend a budget of between £1800 and £5000. For grand pianos, a starting budget could be around £3000 for a [...]

How to choose a suitable piano for you2022-01-28T11:15:41+00:00

The surprising productivity benefits of piano lessons

2021-03-01T10:32:16+00:00

Learning to play the piano has MANY benefits and will make you a much more productive individual! Finding the time to pursue any hobby can be a challenge, especially when you’re juggling a demanding career and the daily pressures of home life. But that doesn’t mean you should give up learning a new skill or stop taking part in something you enjoy. In fact, taking up piano lessons could give your productivity a boost and help you achieve more when working. Many people already know that simply listening to music can help you focus and concentrate in a work environment. Melodies [...]

The surprising productivity benefits of piano lessons2021-03-01T10:32:16+00:00

What to expect from your first year of piano lessons

2021-03-01T10:26:10+00:00

Learn what you can expect during your first year of piano playing! Yes, It can be daunting attending your first piano lesson but you’re not the only one that’s been in that position and your teacher will understand. Whether you choose to have private or group lessons you’re likely to want to know how quickly you’ll progress and develop your new skills. Of course, everybody is different and how your progress will depend on a whole range of factors, from your natural aptitude for musical instruments to how much time you spend practising outside of lessons. At times, it can be [...]

What to expect from your first year of piano lessons2021-03-01T10:26:10+00:00

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