Hi all, and welcome to today’s episode of PianoTV! In this episode, we switch things up a little to bring you an interview with the editor. It’s silly, it’s ridiculous, it’s filled with cats (or rather, cat). I hope you enjoy this informal Q&A, where I ask questions like “How do you make the video…

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Recently, a couple people have asked questions about musical phrasing, so I figured it’d be a good idea to do a quick Q+A on the topic. As always, feel free to leave any questions in the comments and I’ll try to answer them as best as I can!

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[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCj2rjfd4Tc[/embedyt] In today’s video, we discuss the portato – which is sort of like legato, sort of like staccato, and sort of rhymes with potato. And just for reference’s sake, it’s pronounced “por-TAH-to”.

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Today we have a guest post from Suzy at TakeLessons.com, all about how to prep for your first piano recital. I made sure to pass this information along to students in my studio, and thought you guys would find this information beneficial as well! -xo, Allysia

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Hello! Welcome to this week’s Q&A installment, with the question of “How do I get better at sight reading?” This is a question near and dear to my heart, since sight reading (the act of looking at written music and being able to play it) was never one of my strong suits, and I avoided it…

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Hi friends! Today I just wanted to give you some information on what program I use to write sheet music for this website, in case that’s something you’re interested in doing yourself.

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    Hello! Some people memorize music like it’s no big deal, and some people really have to work at it – we’re all unique flowers, after all.  But most of us (myself very included) could all stand to improve our memorization skills even more, since it’s such a huge piece of being a musician. …

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    Czerny and Hanon are both popular composers of technique-builders – that is, exercises for your fingers to make you better at playing piano.  But do they work?  In today’s video, I’ll weigh in with my own thoughts, while doing my best to give an unbiased perspective on this topic.

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Howdy! It’s tough to find music at your level without the help of a teacher, whether you’re a beginner or advanced student.  In today’s video, I talk about some of my methods for finding music for my students, as well as for myself.  Here are some websites I mentioned:

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    Howdy! Today’s video is a Q&A, discussing the benefits of having a teacher, as well as alternatives if you don’t. If you have any additional questions for the Q&A segment, click the ‘contact’ tab and send me an email, or feel free to leave a comment on this post or on the YouTube…

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