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Archive for August 2019

All About the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board)

I’ve had quite a few viewers and course participants from Australia ask me about AMEB, the Australian Music Examinations Board, which is the standard piano school in Australia. On this channel we’ve also discussed RCM (Canada/USA), ABRSM (UK/worldwide) and Trinity (UK/worldwide), so I figured it was time to have a look at Australia’s school. This…

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NEW: Private Piano Lessons!

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share something very exciting with you guys – this year, I’m shifting from teaching in-person studio lessons to online lessons! In regards to private lessons, I’m offering three different options: (You can visit this page for more details on each option) 1) Patreon ($10/month) – This is actually something…

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How to Play Swing Rhythm (Shuffle Rhythm)

This video on how to play swing and shuffle rhythm is going to be short and highly focused. It’ll help you transform your “straight” 8th notes into “swing” 8th notes – and we’ll talk about why you’d want to do something like that in the first place. This is called “shuffle rhythm”, though I’ll be…

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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61

In today’s video we’re going to be having a look at Mendelssohn’s incidental music for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, op. 61. It contains fourteen movements (including an overture and ending), and was created to be the background music to the famous Shakespeare play. Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Backstory Mendelssohn composed the incidental music for…

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