In today’s video of PianoTV, we’re doing a second Q&A when I answer four of your questions. They vary in subjects from hand positions to book recommendations. As always, if you have questions of your own, feel free to leave it in the comments. xo, Allysia

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In today’s Q&A session with myself, Allysia of PianoTV, we’re going to tackle four questions that I’ve been asked. Watch the video to see a discussion of all the questions. We’ll discuss piano posture and positioning, and much, much more! xo, Allysia

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This is the second part of a two-part video on piano goals I sort of accidentally created (Here’s part 1 if you missed it). I always feel a strong urge to get organized toward the beginning of the school year, and have been spending my entire week on that project. I’ll probably spend all of…

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This video was born from a desperate need to get organized. I’ve been spending my week on that – getting things organized for both myself and my students, and then I thought – I can’t be the only one with this problem. The only one who feels like without a solid plan, I’m floating aimlessly…

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So today’s video is a question I was asked a while ago – how to put emotion in music. I’ve contemplated this question on and off, and I’ve put off doing a video on this topic because I don’t feel like I have a definitive answer for you. I think this is the kind of…

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In today’s video, I wanted to talk about how you can learn to play with a metronome. I also want to talk about why you would use a metronome in the first place, how much to use it, and if it makes a difference in your playing at all. Today’s video is actually a request,…

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In today’s episode, I wanted to sit down and have a chat with you guys about something I have seen fairly regularly in my studio – writing down the note letters. Reading music can be challenging. When you’re learning how to read notes, it can even be difficult to read pieces meant for beginners. So…

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Hi friends, and welcome to another episode of PianoTV! In this two-part series, I’m joined by my friend Steve, a personal fitness trainer from way up north. He’s here to share his advice from the gym, and how it relates to musical training. This is a casual sit-down-and-chat video, but we dug out a few…

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Hey friends! I wanted to do a simple sit-down video today while my laptop is at the shop. What I want to talk about is the issue of motivation – namely, how to stay motivated at the piano when you aren’t feeling it. The video and blog post cover much of the same content, so…

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