General Tips

Join the 30 Days of Piano Group!

Hey friends, Due to the success of the “30 days of piano” course from September, we’ve made it permanently available for purchase. You can still participate in the active Facebook group and go through all of the videos at your own pace! Please visit this page for more details, and check out the video update.…

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Grade 5 RCM Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 5 piano technique requirements (updated for the 2015 syllabus). This includes scales, triads and arpeggios. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them. Coming…

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How to play cadences (level 5-6)

In today’s video I wanted to discuss how to play cadences. We’ve talked about cadences before on this channel – what they are, what the point of them is – so check out that video for more information. Today is going to be about the practical application of cadences. This is going to be especially…

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Performer spotlight: Valentina Lisitsa, the Romantic Sorceress

Recently we did a performer spotlight video on Glenn Gould, who is legendary when it comes to recordings of Bach – but unfortunately, he’s been dead quite a while. I thought it would be fun to spotlight a performer who is alive and well, and who got her start on YouTube – Valentina Lisitsa. We’re…

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Q&A with my piano teacher, PART 2: Adult students

Hi all! If you missed the first part of the Q&A with my piano teacher, definitely check that out. We talked about everything from music philosophies to teaching me as a child. 🙂 Here’s part 2 of our discussion, which largely centers around adult students. A full transcript of our conversation can be found below.…

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Q&A WITH MY PIANO TEACHER!

Hi friends, In today’s episode of PianoTV, I’m doing a Q&A session with my childhood piano teacher. This is part 1 of a 2-part series – we had plenty to talk about!

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9 gorgeous piano works I would love to learn (eventually)

For today’s Q&A, I decided to learn in a personal direction and talk about the 9 gorgeous piano pieces I would eventually like to learn. These are the pieces for when I’m truly great at piano – a time that might be 10 or 30 or 50 years away. The pieces that I’m willing to…

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My Favorite Piano Channels and Piano Blogs

I was in the mood to give some awesome piano channels and piano blogs some love today. But when I looked at my list of YouTube subscriptions and blogs on my Feedly app, the amount of great stuff was overwhelming. As such, this is a VERY INCOMPLETE list – there are plenty more great channels…

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