Today’s video is on MTB, or the Music Teachers’ Board, and their online examinations. We’ll talk about what the MTB is, how the exam works, and all of the details involved in submitting your recordings. Let’s get started! What is MTB? The Music Teachers’ Board is relatively new, and they were qualified by Ofqual in…

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This is a webinar replay from April 2022, where we discuss some strategies on minimizing tension at the piano, and common mistakes people make which can make injury more likely. Make sure you’re on the mailing list (you can join from pianotv.net and receive a free e-book when you do!) to stay up-to-date on upcoming…

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Memorizing a Piece: Building Muscle Memory We’ve talked about four different types of memory on this channel before: tactile, aural, visual, and analytical. Today, I wanted to hone in on a specific discussion of tactile memory, which we also typically refer to as “muscle memory”. When I think of muscle memory and music, I think…

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Hey friends, I’m currently wrapping up a CPP-B class (and a new one is open for registration for a few more days), and in the process of finishing up and putting together a final exam, I’ve been reviewing my list of what you need to know before starting Grade 1 piano. In today’s video, we’re…

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It’s tutorial time! In today’s episode, I’ll share some tips for playing Clementi’s Arietta, a Prep B-level piece. As always, the sheet music is available to download for free here. Put it on your tablet or print it out, and follow along! Clementi: Backstory We’ve talked about Clementi before – in fact, we’ve done an…

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Today’s episode of PianoTV is a Q&A session where I go through the many, many questions I’ve had. We’ll talk about how long you should practice a piece, and four other questions to boot. (If you’re a beginner, consider joining our Complete Piano Path For Beginners group, as registration closes this week and won’t open…

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We learn naturally in layers. When we learn to walk, we don’t master walking right away. We learn to walk alongside other skills like eating and throwing balls (or food). As we age, we get better and better at walking – and then later on, we’re able to run and jump. If we just laser-focused…

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In today’s episode, I’m going to discuss my 10 favorite books for piano beginners. I made a similar list in 2015, but seeing as that was six years ago, I have some updated suggestions for you. Here are all of the books I recommend in the video. (though you certainly don’t need all of them!)…

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