How to Conquer and Make Complete Sense of Piano Finger Numbers
by Andrew Bishko, Musical U
How often have you watched your students twist their fingers around in amazingly weird ways to attempt to reach the notes they desire to play? How many times have you found yourself saying, “Do you think there’s an easier way of getting to those notes?” only to be met by a blank stare? Have you ... How to Conquer and Make Complete Sense of Piano Finger Numbers
[Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition
by Sean Wales
Former Students on Composition Today’s post provides you with a student perspective on learning chords and composition. Adrian and Jackson are two of Tim’s former students. They will share with you their experiences on piano composition, and why it transformed their musical education. There are a series of videos below, touching on teaching chords, incorporating ... [Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition
From Improvisation to Composition: How to Nurture Your Students’ Creativity
by Andrew Bishko, Musical U
Each week I write my student’s assignments in a plain notebook. Quite frequently, as I’m leafing through a younger child’s book, I discover a string of letters, or a scrawled drawing of a staff (number of lines variable) crowded with half notes. Some of them are proud of their “compositions”, others sheepish. But usually, when ... From Improvisation to Composition: How to Nurture Your Students’ Creativity
A Beginner’s Guide to Piano Composition in the DAW
by Doug Beney
Computerizing Piano Composition Computerizing the piano composition process may seem daunting if you’ve never played anything but acoustic pianos. However, the early stages of combining music and computers came about using keyboard instruments, so you’re already accomplished with the primary interface. That said, those early stages were nearly 40 years ago and much has evolved ... A Beginner’s Guide to Piano Composition in the DAW
Are you ready to give up teaching piano? Well, YouTube provides millions of free piano tutorials and lessons for your students. How can you compete with that? So don’t worry: your students won’t miss you! Case in point: right now I’m sitting in one of my studios in a local music store. Just a few ... 10 Ways to Use YouTube in Your Piano Studio
How Music Learning Theory Gives Meaning To What We Teach
by Andy Mullen
Well-meaning piano teachers sit students down at the piano, and immediately take out the method book, and show their student, for example, where middle C is on the staff, and where it is on the piano…They begin with the eye, and with reading, with little, if any, attention to a student’s audiation. If we instead ... How Music Learning Theory Gives Meaning To What We Teach
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