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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[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlXSX0-iOI[/embedyt] Hi folks! Today’s Q&A is all about piano practice time – that big, loaded topic that sometimes we love and sometimes we hate – but we all need to do. At the piano, I do best when I’m organized and have a plan in front of me of what my practice session is going…

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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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    G’day, Today’s question is, “how long does it really take to learn piano?”  In the 10 or so years I’ve been teaching, this topic is one of the most misunderstood, especially by adult students.  The short answer is: A long damn time.  Longer than you think.  Many assume you can spend time casually learning piano…

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Here’s a quick video demonstrating proper piano posture and how you should sit at the piano – very important stuff if you don’t want to injure yourself, or look like a big goof. Practice this as many times as possible until it’s second nature, like brushing your teeth or walking down the street.  

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Ma’ very first video is up – 20 reasons to learn piano.  Feel free to heighten your enthusiasm even further by reading the sources below, talking all science-like on why playing piano is so awesome for you.    

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As a complete beginner, it can be difficult to imagine what the first half-year of lessons will be like, and what ground you’ll cover.  This short guide is a tour through the first months as an average piano student (late teen or adult), and applies to both private lessons and the video series on the website.

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