Category Archives: General Tips

In today’s Q&A session, we’re going to be looking at the following questions:

  • How do I play octave chromatic scales?
  • How do I play arpeggios?
  • Can I ever be a piano player if I have small hands?
  • Is it a problem that I read music but don’t memorize it?

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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.

In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the Henle level system, which is a great way to get a sense of the difficulty level of piano pieces.

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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.

In today’s Q&A session, we’re going to take a look at four piano questions you guys have asked. In the first two questions we’ll address the topic of choosing music books, and in the next two questions we’ll talk about fast playing.

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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.

I was asked to do a video talking about my experience of becoming a piano teacher, and if I had any insight to share for those of you who are interested in piano teaching.

In this video, I’ll share my story and my journey, as well as some tips and insight into the job as a whole. I’m just one piano teacher – my insights aren’t the be-all-end-all – but hopefully you’ll enjoy this personal video and get something out of it.

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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.

Hey folks,

Just wanted to drop in quickly to share with you the live stream we filmed over the weekend. You can watch it here:

In the video, we discuss some questions related to inspiration, and field some questions from viewers (as well as sharing their input).

Enjoy!

xo,
Allysia

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.