Practicing Piano

Assume you’ll become a piano master

In today’s video, I want to discuss some mind-frame stuff – the mind-frame of assuming you’ll become a piano master. I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately on mental attitudes and adjustments, and wanted to explore some of those concepts as they relate to the piano.

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Learning a Piano Piece for the First Time

I’ve touched on the process of learning a piano piece for the first time in the various tutorial videos on this website. In a typical tutorial, I’ll walk you through my process of approaching a piano piece for the first time, usually complete with a bit of history, listening, and analysis.

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What I Learned at Music Festival (2017)

So a couple weeks ago I attended the local music festival, since many of my students were participating in it. There were highs and lows, and I was super nervous as I always am, but it was also very fun and I’ve got some advice to pass on to you today.

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Adult Beginners at the Piano: 12 Problems (and Solutions), Part 1

In today’s video, we’re going to discuss some common problems I see with adult beginners at the piano. Everyone is highly individual, and not all of these will apply to you if you’re an adult, but I’ve seen them occur again and again in the decade or so I’ve been teaching.

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15 Tips to Keep Your Piano Practice Resolutions

It’s the new year, which means resolutions are everywhere, including piano practice resolutions. In January, many people resolve to “learn a musical instrument” or “get better at piano” or some variation therein.

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