What technology gives teachers the ability to improve their sight and hearing a thousand-fold and students the ability to learn faster than ever? No, it's not a reboot of "The 6 Million Dollar Man"...it's a technology called "Asynchronous Pedagogy".
If typical arpeggios make the piano sound like a harp, "wavy arpeggios" sound like sparkling chandeliers - an awesome effect to learn and sound dazzling on the piano!
I might be wrong, but as far as I can tell, these may very well be the world's first piano lessons on how to play "Clair de lune" through Instagram.
Would you like to unlock the secrets of what makes music work the way it does to move our hearts? The key to begin unlocking those secrets begins with learning your scales.
So...how do you make a living as a musician in today's challenging economy? I answer this by providing 2 powerful steps.
"Sight Reading" is probably one of the most useful - and most neglected - skills that any pianist at any level needs to have. So how do you learn how to sight read piano music?
When you think of it, traditional lessons where a student goes to a teacher's studio or the teacher comes to the student's home, are terribly inefficient ways to develop a skill that is more akin to learning a foreign language. Here are 3 ways in which I think Video Exchange® lessons are actually a far better way to learn to play the piano.
In this episode, Mrs. Sokoloff talks about the miracle of how she started teaching at Curtis in 1936 (while still a student herself).
My beloved piano teacher, Eleanor Sokoloff is 100 years young and still teaching actively at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Mrs. Sokoloff has trained some of the top pianists in the classical world during her 79 years of teaching.