I often coach my piano students and their families on what to look for when purchasing a piano. There are a lot of options out there and first big choice is digital or acoustic. Personally, I own and enjoy playing both digital and acoustic pianos. I use both types for teaching in my studio as well as for my own practice. I tend to gravitate towards different pianos for different reasons, … [Read more...] about Acoustic Vs. Digital Pianos
It can be hard to get piano students excited about playing scales. They can be messy, confusing and complicated. But, once they start making sense, most piano students take off with their piano playing. Sight reading skills, technique, understanding of music theory and many more musical skills all start coming together when students master scales. As a piano teacher, playing scales can get … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Learn Piano Scales
A common first question from new piano students is, “What do the pedals do?” The pedal on the right clearly changes the sound of the piano, but the other pedals might not seem to sound very different. Let's learn about the purpose of the pedals, starting with the pedal on the right. Sustain Pedal The sustain pedal, also called the damper pedal, is the pedal you will use the most at the … [Read more...] about What Do The Piano Pedals Do?
Here's a favorite holiday song that is super easy to play on the piano: We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This is song is festive and perfectly encapsulates the Christmas season. Here are two super easy versions of We Wish You A Merry Christmas in Middle C Position. One is notated on the staff, the other is off the staff. Click here to download sheet music: We Wish You A … [Read more...] about Free Easy Piano Sheet Music: We Wish You A Merry Christmas
This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Skoove. All opinions are 100% my own. I'm always on the lookout for great online resources to help people learn their favorite piano songs. I wish I could pull up a chair at the piano and give you your own personalized lesson every week. But, time, distance and money are often factors that make in-person piano lessons a challenge. … [Read more...] about Learn Piano Online: Skoove Review
Everyone needs to know how to play Happy Birthday on the piano! It's an easy song, and it's fun to be able to give someone a musical greeting on their birthday. If you or your child would like to learn this song, I'll teach you! You can find my tutorial of how to play Happy Birthday on the piano over at SmartKidsPiano. It's a super fun and easy way to learn songs on the piano. Here … [Read more...] about Free Easy Piano Sheet Music: Happy Birthday