Q&A: When do you move up to the next grade level?
For those of you following a graded approach, whether you’re doing ABRSM/RCM/other exams, taking my classes, or simply using it to add some structure to your private lessons or self-exploration, a question comes up: When do you move up to the next grade level? In my studio lessons, we would often begin a grade level…Read More
Memorizing a Piece: Building Muscle Memory
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…Read More
How long should you practice a piece? And other piano questions
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…Read More
Three Things That Are Keeping You Stuck (on Your Piano Path)
Hey all! Have you signed up for my free webinar “Six Steps to Designing Your Own Piano Path” yet? If not, hop on the bandwagon and join us for a live, fun and educational experience! The webinar will be on Saturday, February 22nd at 3pm EST. Looking forward to seeing you there! I’ve taught students…Read More
How to Find a (Good) Piano Teacher
Hey friends! In today’s conversational video, I share with you some ideas on how to find a piano teacher. I’ve taught at music schools and independently, and I’ve taught in big cities and small towns, so – in theory – I have a good perspective on this topic. Hope you find it helpful, and I’ll…Read More
Am I Too Old to Learn Piano?
I get a decent amount of emails from hopeful piano students (and some not-so-hopeful). One question that I’m asked again and again is, “Am I too old to learn piano?” Or, if they’re not specifically asking me if I think they’re too old, they express concern about their advancing age getting in the way of…Read More
Instagram Q&A! Your Questions on Music and Life, Answered
Hi friends, Today’s video is an Instagram Q&A. I was home with Jane for a week while Mike was off on a work trip, so we decided to do a spur-of-the-moment type video. Follow me on Instagram if you want to catch the next one, or just follow my stories! Take care, AllysiaRead More
How long does it take to learn piano? (10,000 hours redux)
In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’re going to re-approach a question on this channel from a few years ago, when PianoTV was in its infancy – how long does it take to learn piano?Read More
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.…Read More
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!Read More