Learning Pieces Showcase

Our next showcase features our resources for learning pieces which provide advice on how to learn, interpret and tackle challenges posed by works from the elementary to advanced levels.

Practising Showcase

Our first showcase features our practising section which aims to help you practise and learn pieces more effectively.

By |October 7th, 2021|Practising|0 Comments

The Online Academy Turns Five!

The Practising the Piano Online Academy turns five in October 2021! Thanks to the support of our readers and subscribers, the site has grown significantly over the last five years. Our content library now features over 1000 videos and we’ve developed several value-added offerings, including our highly popular online events programme and practice clinics. During the course of the month, we will be celebrating by publishing various content updates and making a selection of popular videos from our premium content library freely available. Click here to sign-up to our mailing list for updates on new and free content! Recent Highlights The following are some of the highlights from new content published over the last year: Practising – New videos featuring practice tips from William Westney, an email course on how to start learning and practising a new piece and the next part in our Advanced Sight-Reading Curriculum.  Technique – Several modules on how to use exercises by Hanon, Czerny and Berens, in addition to more resources on mastering scales & arpeggios.  Learning Pieces – Our repertoire library grew significantly with video walk-throughs of over 100 pieces from all levels. We also kicked-off a new series called Beethoven on Board which will ultimately feature detailed videos on each of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas! Performing & Exam Preparation – Our project for the 2021 & 2022 ABRSM piano syllabus was completed and now includes videos for pieces from all grades and several supplementary videos with tips on preparing for other aspects of an exam. Online Workshops & Practice Clinics Our online workshops programme has featured over fifty events and has proven to be very popular. These events provide a live, interactive way to learn about various topics with opportunities for questions and answers. The […]

By |September 30th, 2021|Events, News|1 Comment

Chopin, Left Hand Evenness, Runs and Trills

In this month’s practice clinic, Graham Fitch answered questions on various topics in works by Mozart, Chopin, Clementi and Grieg.

By |September 23rd, 2021|Practising|0 Comments

The 2021-23 Trinity Syllabus

New video walk-throughs featuring selected repertoire from the foundation grades (Initial to 3) for the 2021-23 Trinity syllabus are now available!

By |September 16th, 2021|Examinations|0 Comments

Back to School Resources & News

It’s back to school for many of us and this week we bring you some useful resources for the year ahead and a preview of what we have in store.

By |September 2nd, 2021|General|0 Comments

Why Study Music Theory?

David Hall, discusses the benefits of understanding music theory and introduces his theory course There’s More to Playing the Piano, of which the first few chapters are now available on the Online Academy.

A Sight Reading Tour

Ryan Morison, gives an account of his early encounters with sight-reading as a music student and introduces a series of videos in which he shares his first-hand experience using our Advanced Sight-Reading Curriculum in a later attempt to improve his sight-reading skills!

By |August 19th, 2021|Practising|0 Comments

Teaching Healthy, Expressive Technique Preview

This week we bring you a preview of a new online course on teaching healthy, expressive piano technique based on Penelope Roskell’s award-winning book The Complete Pianist.

Harpsichords, Pianos & a Clavichord!

This week’s blogpost features a write-up of our last event for the summer in which harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour took us on a fascinating tour of his collection of keyboard instruments, performing a selection of repertoire to showcase their characteristics.