piano wisdom

Interview with virtuoso pianist Ljubica Stojanovic

2020-05-08T17:15:46+01:00

How and when did you develop your passion for the piano? It was early on in my life, it started since I know of myself. My father is a pianist and my older sister is violinist, music was surrounding us since we were born. We would go to sleep listening to classical music tapes and were in general encouraged to play songs or music that we heard. The piano was the central piece in our living room and I considered it a fun toy. I loved music straightaway and would always dream awake while listening. It felt like one of the [...]

Interview with virtuoso pianist Ljubica Stojanovic2020-05-08T17:15:46+01:00

How to adapt to a different piano for each performance

2020-03-18T19:44:34+00:00

Having to adapt to a different piano at each performance can sometimes be quite a tricky exercise. There are basically two standard acoustic pianos, namely the upright piano and the grand piano. There is quite a significant difference between them, let alone having to play on any given piano except for the one you are used to playing on. The upright piano has vertical strings and is more seen as the ‘household’ piano used for training children or plainly for a practice instrument. The action is that of hammers hitting against the vertically strung strings within an upright wooden body. The [...]

How to adapt to a different piano for each performance2020-03-18T19:44:34+00:00

Can you teach yourself piano?

2020-03-18T19:44:44+00:00

Yes, it is absolutely possible, especially today with Google and YouTube's accessibility where one can find everything you need in written format and on video which makes learning easy. This information is easily accessible and one can learn wherever you are, on the tube, in a coffee shop or in the privacy of your own room at any time available. No booked time slots needed, nor monies to pay for a teacher or travelling to go for piano lessons. One can quite easily find the “right” teacher on YouTube e.g. for learning e.g. Monk’s “Straight No Chaser” as quite a few [...]

Can you teach yourself piano?2020-03-18T19:44:44+00:00

How to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control

2020-03-15T16:31:57+00:00

Discover how to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control A revolutionary method In this article, I am going to reveal one of my best-kept secret regarding the learning and practice of a new piano piece. I have always taught this method to my students, but it is the first time I am sharing it publicly. What you are about to read is revolutionary. I can promise you that if you follow all the steps diligently, your experience of learning of a new piano piece will be changed forever! It is rather unusual, but [...]

How to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control2020-03-15T16:31:57+00:00

Improving your skills as a serious amateur pianist in London

2020-03-05T18:23:12+00:00

Celine Gaurier-Joubert shares her wisdom and expertise to help you improve your piano playing as a serious amateur pianist in London! Improving your skills #1 – What to do when you feel that you are unable to improve further after reaching a certain level of musicality At The London Piano Institute, we have met hundreds of amateur pianists who felt in need of benefiting from the expert advice of a professional pianist as they could not find the way to improve on their own anymore. They felt as they were facing a wall. Many adult amateur pianists are in this situation, [...]

Improving your skills as a serious amateur pianist in London2020-03-05T18:23:12+00:00

How to seriously improve your sight-reading

2020-07-28T18:09:32+01:00

Learn how to improve your sight-reading and why it is absolutely essential for you to develop this all-important piano skill! Why is sight-reading so important? Sight-reading is an essential skill that all pianists should possess and excel at it. If you are not familiar with this term, sight-reading is the art of being able to play a piano piece at first sight without any prior (or little) preparation. It is an important skill to develop for the following reasons: 1. Reading a score easily, at first sight, will definitely help you learn a new piece of the repertoire much quicker and [...]

How to seriously improve your sight-reading2020-07-28T18:09:32+01:00

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
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