Piano Q&A: I have no idea what pieces to learn!
A question I’m constantly asked is what pieces to learn on the piano, especially from beginners. There’s such an overwhelming amount of piano music out there, so it’s difficult to choose!Read More
Piano Q&A: All about tempo markings in music
In today’s video, we’re going to answer a question about tempo markings in music. It’s a pretty straightforward answer so this won’t be a hugely long video, but it’s an important topic that I’ve yet to discuss on this channel.Read More
Being an accompanist: The toughest musical gig
Today we’re going to take a look at what it’s like being an accompanist. I’ve talked about piano teaching on this channel a bit in the past, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at other musical gigs, particularly the ones I’ve personally done.Read More
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.Read More
Piano Q&A: Do you need talent to be good at the piano?
Today’s question comes from my piano students, and it’s something I’ve discussed with various students on multiple occasions. Do you need talent to be good at the piano? Is talent for some, and not for others? And what is talent, anyway?Read More
Piano Q&A: Injuries at the piano and avoiding tendonitis
Today’s question is about preventing hand injuries at the piano – things like carpal tunnel and tendonitis.Read More
Piano Q&A: How to remember the sharps and flats
Hi and welcome to today’s Q&A session on PianoTV! Today’s question will be a short and sweet one, but I really like this question and have seen it in my studio a fair amount. So without further ado, let’s get into it!Read More
Piano Q&A: Advancing through books/levels very quickly
Hi friends! Today’s Q&A session is about moving through method books and grade levels really quickly. I’ll discuss the pros and cons of this, and what I think is the best approach based on what I’ve seen in my studio over the past 10 years.Read More
Piano Q&A: How much time to spend on non-method book pieces?
Today’s question is from one of our Patreon supporters, Fred Jones. He asks, “Your opinion on using outside songs with workbooks. For example, I am using Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course #1 as my workbook. I also bought a book of level 1 Christmas music because the songs seemed like they would be fun to…Read More
Piano Q&A: How do I play with different volumes in the same hand?
In today’s Q&A segment of PianoTV, we’ll be addressing this problem: How do I play with different volumes in the same hand?Read More