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How To Learn To Play The Piano

Are you completely new to the piano and want to learn how to play?  Or perhaps you’ve been having a ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Learning the Piano

Why Learn the Piano? If you’re thinking of taking piano lessons, you probably have a few reasons of your own ...
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Are Piano Lessons Worth It?

Have you ever heard one of your favorite songs and wished you were able to play it yourself?  Or perhaps ...
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How Are Piano Lessons Important?

Why is Learning the Piano Important? Are you considering starting piano lessons?  If so, what made you want to learn?  ...
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Lesson 22: The Ottava Marking

In my last blog post, I discussed how stems on the staff should be written. For this last post of ...
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Lesson 21: Stemming Musical Notes

In my last blog post, I discussed tuplets, a rhythmic concept in music. In this lesson, we’ll be looking at ...
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Lesson 20: Tuplets

In my last blog post, I discussed dotted rhythms in music. In this lesson, we’ll be looking at tuplets, another ...
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Lesson 19: Dotted Rhythms

In my last blog post, I discussed the different functions various chords have within each musical key.  In this lesson, ...
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Lesson 18: Chord Functions

In my last blog post, I discussed chords, which are a harmonic component of every key in music.  In this ...
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Lesson 17: Chords

In my last blog post, I discussed scales, which are the series of eight notes that comprise a musical key.  ...
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Lesson 16: Scales

In my last blog post , I discussed the circle of fifths, which is how all the different key signatures ...
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Lesson 15: The Circle Of Fifths

In my last blog post, I discussed key signatures, which tell you what sharps or flats to play throughout a ...
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Lesson 14: Key Signatures

In my last blog post, I discussed naturals, a type of accidental symbol in music that cancels the effect of ...
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Lesson 13: Naturals

In my last blog post, I discussed flats, which are accidental symbols in music that lower notes by a half ...
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Lesson 12: Flats

In my last blog post, I discussed sharps, which are accidental symbols in music that raise notes by a half ...
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Lesson 11: Sharps

In my last blog post, I discussed ties, a rhythmic component of music.  For the next few lessons, we’ll be ...
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Lesson 10: Ties

In my last blog post I discussed articulation, which is an expressive aspect of music regarding the texture of the ...
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Lesson 9: Articulation

In my last blog post I discussed dynamics, which are markings in music telling you how loudly or softly to ...
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Lesson 8: Dynamics

In my last blog post, I discussed rests, which are beats of silence in music, and how rests are notated ...
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Lesson 7: Rests

In my last blog post, I discussed how the treble and bass clef staves are joined together to make lines ...
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Lesson 6: The Grand Staff and Ledger Lines

In my last blog post, I discussed time signatures and rhythm to explain how notes written on the staff can ...
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Lesson 5: Rhythm and Time Signatures

In my last blog post, I discussed the staff and how notes are placed on it are read in musical ...
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Lesson 4: The Staff

In my last blog post, I discussed some of the more complex note values and how they are notated. For ...
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Lesson 3: Complex Note Values and Notation

In my last blog post, I discussed the primary four note values and what they look like. For this third ...
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Lesson 2: Note Names and Values

In my last blog post, I discussed the layout of the piano keyboard and the music alphabet. For this second ...
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Lesson 1: Piano Keys and the Music Alphabet

In this lesson we’ll be looking at the layout of the piano keyboard and how the keys are labelled. The ...
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Introducing My New Blog

Hi everyone! Starting this month, I’ll be writing a weekly blog about all things piano and music. My first few ...
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New Opportunities for Piano Teachers: Work With Me!

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I last posted, things with new students have been busy! I'm so ...
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When is Best for Kids to Start Piano Lessons?

I posted a couple of weeks ago about how adult students are never too old to learn piano. On the ...
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Music Lessons: A Fun Choice for After School Learning

For any parents wondering what after-school activities might be best for their children, this piece from Parents.com offers some useful ...
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Piano Lessons as an Adult: Never Too Late!

For my adult students: Check out this excellent BBC article about the benefits of beginning piano lessons—or starting them up ...
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