Learning the Piano One Note at a Time

We live in a time of instant gratification. That could be a problem when dealing with an art form that provides no easy route to mastery. I have found that over the years, as technology continues to propel us forward in terms of speed of communication, travel and information, the […]

Top 5 Tips to Make Piano Practice not Suck

Let’s face it, practicing sometimes downright stinks. I know, I know, as a teacher I should never say that but I’ve always liked being honest with my students just as I always appreciated my teachers begin honest with me. The truth is, knowing something like playing the piano or being […]

Is Learning Piano on Your New Year’s Resolutions List?

Here we are once again at the cusp of beginning a whole new year. With the start of any new year comes the inevitable promises, lists and promises we make ourselves about what we are going to do differently and better in the coming months. My question to you is, […]

Is it time for an open mic?

I still remember the first time I got up on a stage to play piano and sing a song. I was, for lack of a better word, terrified! Perhaps this isn’t the best way to start a post about getting up to play an open mic but there is a […]

Request Your Custom Lesson

As a member of the Music Workshop, we want to make sure that you receive the best piano education possible. That is why you can now request a custom piano lesson that you want to learn. If there is a topic, technique or lesson that we have not covered or […]

Interesting History of Four-Hand Piano Playing

In 19th-century Europe – long before LPs, CDs or the internet – when you were learning to play the piano, there were just two ways to listen to, say, the latest Chopin Concerto: you were either lucky enough to hear it performed at the local concert hall, or you played […]

Taking Care of Your Piano: Proper Humidity

What All Piano Owners Need to Know One of the most important factors influencing piano tuning and having your piano for a long and healthy while is humidity. Finding the proper humidity for your piano is essential for all piano owners. This can be achieved through proper humidity for the […]