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7 Ways to Add Character to Your Piano Lessons

by Laura Gabrielson

Activities that will keep your piano students engaged... and won't cost you more time or money.

07/21/2022 Read more

How to Ensure Your Piano Students Feel a Sense of Achievement

by Tracy Plunkett

For piano students to continue being motivated to play the piano, they must first be filled with a sense of achievement. After all, if they don’t feel they are making any progress with their lessons, they will not be too keen on continuing. Now, there is no denying that the approach you decide to take ... How to Ensure Your Piano Students Feel a Sense of Achievement

10/30/2018 Read more

Teaching Classical Piano by Teaching Pop Piano

by Rebecca Langley

I’m really happy to have Rebecca Langley write for the blog this week. Rebecca’s article about making connections in music goes right to the core of what effective piano pedagogy is all about and the timing couldn’t be better: my podcast with Paul Harris (Mr. Making Connections in Music Himself!) goes live this Sunday and picks-up exactly the ... Teaching Classical Piano by Teaching Pop Piano

07/23/2015 Read more

Looking for the best piano masterclass videos?

by Tim Topham

No doubt you send your students to masterclasses and have perhaps even participated in or conducted one yourself in the past. There are many fantastic masterclass videos on YouTube which I won’t worry about listing here (just search for whatever piece you’re looking for + “masterclass”), but there is a great channel called MMF Masterclass ... Looking for the best piano masterclass videos?

09/06/2012 Read more

The best digital piano action? Roland FP Series

by Tim Topham

I find it really valuable to have a second piano in the studio and prefer a digital as it gives me the opportunity of accompanying students with other instrument sounds, rhythms, drums, etc. and allows me my own time to practice with headphones if required (late night cramming!!). But what digital piano should you buy? ... The best digital piano action? Roland FP Series

05/09/2012 Read more

Focused Piano Practice: How to improve the value of your practising

by Tim Topham

What is focussed piano practice? If your’e not exhausted after practising, you could probably focus harder and achieve more in less time. What do you think? How long do your students practise for? Sure, there are times when just playing through pieces is all you might have the time or energy to do, but if ... Focused Piano Practice: How to improve the value of your practising

07/31/2011 Read more