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Common Piano Beginner Problems

Today I answer a new question from a PianoBlog reader: “What was your early piano experience like, and what are some common mistakes made by beginning piano students?” My early experience was nothing too...

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Music Studio Success – Now Free!

Hello Readers. After some thought I’ve decided that, while my book Music Studio Success does earn me a very small side income, I would rather offer it for free. So that’s what I’ve done....

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Recording Your Practice and a bit of Medtner

Do you record your piano practice? This is one of the most helpful ways of getting “outside of yourself” when practicing, testing out a piece, and listening objectively. It’s also just great practice for...

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Why Teach The Piano?

Teaching the piano is not for the faint of heart. It seems like we have to play every role and endure a lot at times – we encourage, inspire, humor, scream, calm, console. We...

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Getting Over the (Practice) Hill

Here’s an analogy I used today in a lesson. Use it if you think it’s any good! People tend to underestimate the power of repetition in practice. And sometimes it’s that last repetition that...

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Practicing with Wynton

Hi Piano-bloggers. Yes that’s a picture of a trumpet on Piano Blog! I just want to share with you a post that’s been making the rounds lately by the famous Wynton Marsalis. Not only...

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How to Buy a Piano

Since I’m a piano teacher, I get asked quite a bit about how to go about finding a new piano. So here’s my quick and easy guide to purchasing your new piano or keyboard....