A Students Guide To Online Piano Lessons

The best set-up for online lessons is a computer or laptop with a digital camera and tripod. This isn’t workable for many piano students and students often prefer to set-up for once a week online piano lessons without much investment, using a device they already have – either cellphones or tablets. So here’s some ideasContinue reading “A Students Guide To Online Piano Lessons”

The Piano Practise’r’s

They go to the piano on days that are sad, On days they feel happy, or to let out their mad. On days that go well and on days they feel taxed, Because, most important of all – they play to relax. Listen to music for joy – not as homework. Different genres and stylesContinue reading “The Piano Practise’r’s”

A guide to buying a suitable piano bench

This post talks about piano posture, what to consider when buying a piano bench & where the Indian student can find piano benches to suit different budgets. Plus an easy low-budget solution for a low piano bench. Practising on a basic keyboard during the early years of piano class Many Indian students buy basic 5-octaveContinue reading “A guide to buying a suitable piano bench”

15 Steps To Effective Learning In Piano Class

Some students learn very slowly during the first few months of piano lessons while others learn very quick. The way to quick learning is often quite simple. So here’s 15 easy steps to effective learning in piano class. Arrive at class on time. Leave home budgeting time for traffic jams and other delays, so youContinue reading “15 Steps To Effective Learning In Piano Class”

Coping with the overscheduled child in piano class

I write this based on my experiences as a piano teacher years ago, and success working with piano students and families that were over-scheduled. This is a child who never has a week-day at home after school. Who doesn’t get enough age appropriate unstructured play time that is necessary for growth and development. And whoContinue reading “Coping with the overscheduled child in piano class”

A tribute to Piano Mom’s

And also to Piano Dad’s. Children love to perform and play. But many don’t understand, or have the maturity, to commit to the routine of daily practise. The first year of learning often goes slow, until their parents realise that daily practise will only happen when THEY get involved and make it happen. With myContinue reading “A tribute to Piano Mom’s”

The Mountains of Tasmania

Mountains tall as old as time, look upon the twilight gold. Dark now, in the fading light, till moon-rise, and a sky so bright. Mountains tall. And dark. And steep. Moon – she casts her silvery gaze on soaring hills, and valleys low. Streams of shining shimmering light, and shadows dark – mysterious! She castsContinue reading “The Mountains of Tasmania”