Learn All 12 Major Chords (With Ease!)

Learn All 12 Major Chords (With Ease!)

In this article you will learn all 12 major chords, and how to play them! There are 12 unique notes at the piano, which means we can build a major chord on each of those 12 notes – C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, an B. There is also a secret formula that...
Understanding Key Signatures

Understanding Key Signatures

Understanding key signatures is all about learning your 12 major and relative minor scales. And in this article we’re going to help you make sense of all of those terms. In fact, you may be happy to learn that there is a little trick that we can use to quickly...
What Should I Practice At the Piano?

What Should I Practice At the Piano?

“What should I practice at the piano?” It’s a question we all ask ourselves, whether we are just beginning our piano training, getting back into some lessons after time away, or looking for ways to re-invigorate our study. Think of the things you...
Piano Success – 5 Tips to Help You

Piano Success – 5 Tips to Help You

Piano success is attainable for every student of every age and ability. As a longtime piano teacher, I’ve been asked every question possible regarding piano lessons: Am I too old to begin? Is my son/daughter/grandchild too young too begin? Do I need a piano? A...
Understanding Skips and Steps at the Piano

Understanding Skips and Steps at the Piano

In this article we will focus on the importance of understanding skips and steps at the piano. And we will use this information to help us become better music readers. Let me reveal a little secret that professional musicians know that beginners often don’t....
Establishing a Practice Routine at Home

Establishing a Practice Routine at Home

In this article we’ll discuss the importance of establishing a practice routine in order to achieve piano success at home. As is said, “practice makes perfect.” Everyone assumes that they understand what this means. But one thing we’ve learned...
What Are Half-Steps and Whole-Steps?

What Are Half-Steps and Whole-Steps?

In this article we’re going to answer the question, “What are half-steps and whole-steps?” For starters, half-steps and whole-steps are an important concept in music, and they are especially important building blocks for constructing things like...
Learning the piano at home

Learning the piano at home

The Internet has drastically changed how we learn and process information. With YouTube and other online video sites, it’s easy to find a tutorial on just about anything. However, this unfettered access to information can cause students to learn less, not more. It’s a...
The 5 Components That are CRITICAL For Piano Success

The 5 Components That are CRITICAL For Piano Success

As a professional pianist and teacher for more than 25 years, I’ve learned that there are 5 critical components that need to be a part of any piano program. Let me share with you the 5 components with you now… #1 – A Human Teacher Lessons need to be...
5 Ways Piano Playing Helps Your Child Today

5 Ways Piano Playing Helps Your Child Today

We’ve heard a lot about the science behind music education and its long term benefits. There are numerous articles and studies how the benefits of music education. A study reports that older adults who took lessons at a young age can process the sounds of speech...

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