Today’s video will walk you through five foundational exercises meant to help you develop hand independence and legato technique. Many piano students struggle with attention to detail with slur markings, so that’s what we’re tackling in this set of exercises. You can download the music here: Slur Exercise 1 (PDF) MuseScore version Beginners can go…

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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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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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