Monthly Archives: January 2017

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In today’s video, we’re going to discuss some common problems I see with adult beginners at the piano. Everyone is highly individual, and not all of these will apply to you if you’re an adult, but I’ve seen them occur again and again in the decade or so I’ve been teaching.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

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Here’s the thing: In this video, we’ll be talking about Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and the songwriting form “Theme and Variations”. Lots of pieces written in the theme and variations form have six or seven variations. But the Goldberg variations?

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

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In today’s episode of PianoTV, we are going to talk about Johann Sebastian Bach, the legend. Bach is one of my all-time favorite musicians, and there is so much to learn, both from his life and from his piano music.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

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In the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), there are levels I affectionately refer to as musical kindergarten. They’re the levels RCM Preparatory A and B.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.