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Breathe: On the Transferability of Musical Skill

As well as playing and teaching the piano, I work as a freelance theatre maker and performance...
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Tips on Practising the Piano Wisely

After being a piano teacher, performer and researcher on various pedagogical issues and...
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Learning to be a Pianist

I'm often asked 'how long does it take to become a competent Pianist?'. In over 20 years of...
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The Animal Game

One of the first things I do with beginner piano students (providing they are at a young age -...

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    I'm a full-time professional musician and experienced instrumental teacher. I believe in patient, methodical and thorough learning and I like to instil a passion and enthusiasm for organised practise and relaxed performing in my students.
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  • Fingering at the piano: essential for all levels

    Dr Olivia Sham Classical Piano Teacher (West London) Picture Playing the piano involves using the fingers - even children soon realise that fists (or, occasionally, the feet) are not the most efficient way of depressing piano keys to make music. Fingers sit on the two hands in a particular order, and each finger behaves differently, for example, the thumb...
  • Creativity In Early Stages Of Piano Playing Editor's Pick

    Algirdas Kraunaitis Classical Piano Teacher (East London) Picture Creativity and art go hand in hand, like two sides of a golden coin. It is often the spontaneous and unexpected that gives a performance and music an edge and lifts it from the bottoms of the mundane. Creativity also plays (or at least should play) a big part in the early stages of instrument...
  • Teaching Pathways

    Vicky Y-Labarre Classical Piano Teacher (North West London) Picture There are three key areas that I think are important when considering how to be a good teacher. A good teacher must endeavour: To understand and build up a good relatioship with their student The teacher should get to know their student's personality and build a good relationship with their...

 

  • The ability to play a musical instrument

    Penny Mackay Harrison Classical Piano Teacher (Ipswich) Picture The ability to play a musical instrument is one of the most precious skills to have and to share with others. No matter at what age one begins to learn, the benefits are immense. A regular commitment to practice is incorporated in one's daily routine and soon practice on the chosen musical...
  • Finding The Right Piano Practice Method

    Rachel Murphy Classical Piano Teacher (South East London) Picture We all have that one tricky passage that just doesn't seem to be getting any better no matter how many times you play it - whether it's a difficult rhythm, awkward notes or just isn't clicking somehow. Different pianists find different practice methods work best for them, it takes patience and...
  • Practising The Piano

    Croxley Tutor Classical Piano Teacher (Watford) Picture I hear people who play the piano say that it is very hard to practise and it feels boring, then I realise the problem is that it is not about the length of practice session each day, it is about every time that when you practise, it is quality practice. A teacher should show their pupils that if...