Instagram Q&A! Your Questions on Music and Life, Answered

Hi friends, Today’s video is an Instagram Q&A. I was home with Jane for a week while Mike was off on a work trip, so we decided to do a spur-of-the-moment type video. Follow me on Instagram if you want to catch the next one, or just follow my stories! Take care, Allysia

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The Hardest Piano Music Ever: J.S. Bach Edition

In today’s episode of PianoTV we’ll explore more of the hardest piano music ever, this time with J.S. Bach. We’ve looked at the hardest music of Liszt, Chopin and Rachmaninoff on this channel as well. One difference between Bach and the Romantic composers just mentioned is that they have more individual pieces that are extremely…

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Boogie-Woogie: A Fast-and-Fun Piano Genre [Guide]

In today’s episode of PianoTV we’ll be discussing Boogie-Woogie, a piano-centric branch on the jazz/blues music tree. Once upon a time we looked at an overview of American music history, where we discussed Jazz, Rock and other American-born genres. We’ve also done a video about another piano-based genre, ragtime, which you can check out. Boogie-woogie…

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PRACTICE JOURNAL is now available in printable PDF format!

Hey friends! Back in 2017 we designed a music practice journal, which many of you have emailed to say you’ve used and enjoyed. It was a journal I created selfishly, since I wanted something to use – but figured you guys would get some use out of it as well. We’ve sold over 200 copies,…

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Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course [Method Guide + Review]

In today’s video and blog post we’ll be talking all about Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course. We’ll go through the material this method book covers, talk about its pros and cons, and I’ll let you know if I recommend it for your piano learning journey. I’ve been asked about this method time and time again,…

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The Easiest Grieg Pieces to Start Trying on the Piano [Guide]

Like we’ve done with so many other composers, we’re going to discuss the easiest Grieg pieces today. We’re going to look at the first of his piano compositions you can start with if you’re an intermediate student. We’ll talk about what specific pieces are the easiest – the easiest we’ll talk about today is Grade…

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More Details about Halo Sport (Brain zapping for piano playing)

Hey all, I thought I would do a follow-up video to the last one, where you practiced piano with me using the Halo Sport headphones. In this video I sit down and give a few more details – but expect more experimenting with these headphones in the future! Check ’em out here. xo, Allysia

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Practice Piano With Me: Zapping My Brain to learn Marching Season

Hey friends, In today’s “practice piano with me” session I’m trying something a little different. I put on Halo Sport headphones to zap my brain and (hopefully) help me re-learn this piece faster and easier. Check out the video for my experiences, and be sure to check out the previous comparison video where I learned…

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Practice Piano With Me: February Sea by George Winston

Hi friends, We’re back for another installment of “practice piano with me” – this time with a modern composition by George Winston called “February Sea”. There’s also a twist with this one – but you’ll have to wait until the next video to see what it is. 🙂 In this video, I’ll make comments about…

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A Brief History of Edvard Grieg

In today’s episode we’ll be talking about none other than Edvard Grieg. Grieg was a Romantic-era composer (the same time period as Liszt and Chopin) who has a few really important compositions, but he tends to be lesser-known, especially to non-pianists. In today’s video we’re going to get into the nitty-gritty on his life and…

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