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Is it okay to learn the piano as an adult?

Raise your hand if you’re a 20-something (or older), have always wanted to learn the piano, but never really had a chance nor found the time? I’ll admit, I am guilty of this. But guess what? Regardless of how old you are, it’s never too late to start learning those piano chords! As Antoine de […]

The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Music Learning – Part 2 of 2

The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Music Learning – Part 2 of 2

Last time we discussed music, the internet and technology on music learning in particular. We noted the rise of apps, the easy accessibility of learning resources including one’s favourite songs, and the ability to synchronise our lessons with our daily lives. As a result, questions stemming from today’s times arise. Is the use of the […]

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Infographic: 10 Best Fitness Exercises & Stretches for Musicians

Recently we discussed ways of how technology has influenced the way we now learn to play piano virtually using technology. This time around we have some great tips for physical activities to help musicians courtesy of our friends at TakeLessons. As musicians, it’s easy to fall into the habit of thinking it’s only our mind that matters. […]

The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Music Learning - Part 1 of 2

The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Music Learning – Part 1 of 2

Music. Technology. Internet. Three words that have become synonymous with our modern lives. Unless you’re part of a remote tribe deep in the Amazonian jungle, you’ve certainly experienced the benefit of these three things, both individually and collectively. Time has been generous to us, in that we live in an unparalleled age of information no […]

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300+ Years of the Piano: How did it all begin?

Who invented the piano? Bartolomeo Cristofori. That name probably doesn’t ring a bell, does it? But it should strike a note in your mind. This is the name of the one who started it all – the man who invented the piano. Without him, none of us would be here today, learning how to play […]

How Can Piano Applications Complement Piano Lessons?

How Can Piano Applications Complement Piano Lessons?

Living in the age of technology, almost everything we do has taken on a technological form. From heating our food, to washing our clothes, from learning how to dance to speaking a foreign language, everything we do is now available at our fingertips, in our own time, and almost anywhere. Naturally, with these developments, the […]

What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Learning Piano Online?

What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Learning Piano Online?

The dawn of the internet launched on a global scale less than a generation ago and the world as we knew it changed quickly and dramatically. From the way we do our shopping, to the nature of our jobs, to the infinite depth of information right at our very fingertips, everything has become bigger yet more accessible. […]

How To Maintain A Digital Piano!

How To Maintain A Digital Piano

You’ve now acquired yourself a nice little piano and have practiced on it a while. But the instrument itself appears to be in need of a good clean and you’re curious about how to maintain such a thing of beauty. You’re unsure what to do as you’re scared you’ll damage your prized possession. Who to […]

9 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Piano Practice

9 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Piano Practice

Previously, we discussed some fun new ways to make practicing piano scales fun. Drawing some inspiration from that, we thought it would be beneficial for pianists to learn how to maximize their piano practices. We’ve shown you already some useful scientifically tested methods of learning to playing piano flawlessly. However, it seems even by applying said methods that […]

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Is It Easier For Pianists To Learn Guitar Or For Guitarists To Learn Piano?

World renown classical pianist and composer Vladimir Horowitz once opined, “The piano is the easiest instrument to play in the beginning, and the hardest to master in the end.” It comes as no surprise to many of us that the piano is often said to be the best instrument to learn first as it introduces […]

How To Buy A New Piano

How To Buy A New Piano

Previously we discussed how to buy a used piano, and like many things in life, there often comes a time when we outgrow them. So take some time to shed away your tears. Hold a vigil if you must. But get excited for the encore, the showpiece event, the main act, now that you’ve properly warmed […]

What Do All Great Pianists Have In Common?

What Do All Great Pianists Have In Common?

How does one become a great pianist? Surely a question as old as the instrument itself. Is it something we are born with? Something we learn to do? Something we have to do? Or is it a combination of things? When we began researching famous pianists and what they have in common, we expected to […]