Some thoughts on the definition of piano technique and its uses.
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Music and the Making of Modern Science by Peter Pesic
Book Review of Music and The Making of Modern Science by Peter Pesic.
Good Piano Posture
Having good piano posture and an ability to move freely at the keyboard without tension is fundamental to piano playing. The goal is to play without tension and in harmony with our body structure. “Have the body supple right to the tips of the toes” – Chopin Release Tension:* Stretch or shake your arms andContinue reading “Good Piano Posture”
My Favorite Chopin Pedagogy Book
Why the book “Chopin pianist and teacher as seen by his pupils” by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger should be a part of your piano reference library.
Music and the Brain
I always like to give my adult students some reasons to learn to play the piano (and practice). Number one is you simply need to want to learn to play, because learning how to play the piano is hard work. However, another motivation is that there is plenty of evidence as to why learning toContinue reading “Music and the Brain”
How To Improve Sight Reading
Definition of sight reading and skills to improve piano sight reading.
Music Note Flashcards
How to use music note flashcards to improve note reading.
Learn To Love Your Practice
Practice is essential to learning to play the piano. Here are some tips to learn to love you practice.
Making A Great Practice Space
Key elements to having a great piano practice space.
Buying your first piano
Buying your first piano as an adult piano student.