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Be a concert pianist in your own home

Do you dream of playing Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto to a packed house at Carnegie Hall? Do you long to play the graceful slow movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 with a full orchestra? When I was a teenager there was Music Minus One, which consisted of an LP and a score. I had… Continue reading Be a concert pianist in your own home

Piano teaching, Practising, Studying music

Be a super sight-reader

Many junior students fear sight-reading, and for most it's the part of the practical music exam they dread: being asked to play a short piece of music, unseen. Sight-reading is an important skill for any musician, professional or amateur, and being able to sight-read - and sight-play - well allows one to learn new music… Continue reading Be a super sight-reader