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The 4DX Practice Framework (The Four Disciplines of Execution)

For today’s video, I was inspired by reading (as is often the case). I’ve been re-reading Cal Newport’s Deep Work, in which he mentions the “4DX practice framework”. This is from a book called the Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney and Sean Covey. So why is this important to you, as a piano…

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The Complete Guide to Dynamics on the Piano

In today’s video we’re going to address the topic of dynamics on the piano. We’ll talk about what dynamics are, the differences in dynamics across musical eras, and some tips on how to play dynamics more effectively. As far as I know there isn’t a “do-this-and-achieve-awesome-dynamics” lesson out there – if there is, please let…

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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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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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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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Piano Q&A: How can I impress my piano teacher?

For today’s Q&A, I’m digging into the past – I’ve got a giant page of requests and questions from you, so I delved into the archives. Today’s question is one I answered very briefly once upon a time, but thought it would be fun to expand upon.

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