Piano Lessons

My teaching curriculum is based on the study of harmony, classical theory and physical technique and includes original ideas.

I am not currently taking students for private lessons but may soon offer a group lesson format with content related to my Piano Lessons Blog on Wordpress.

Titles so far include "Major & Minor Scales Explained" which has a video included and how to do Ear Training using "Earmaster 5.0" software.

My "Piano Scales Cheat Sheets" book on Amazon has sold worldwide!

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Robert Schumann´s

"Rules and Maxims for Young Musicians"

Robert Schumann was a contemporary of Chopin and is recognized as one of the great 19th Century composers. He was also a talented and prolific writer about music and I hope you enjoy the following series of quotes of advice to all of us as musicians. The following was written in 1848:

  • The cultivation of the ear is of the greatest importance.

  • Endeavor, in good time, to distinguish tones and keys: the bell, the window-shutter, birds. Try to find out in what key are the sounds that these produce.

  • You must industriously practice scales and other finger exercise.

  • Learn the fundamental laws of harmony at an early age.

  • Try to play easy pieces well- it is better than to play difficult ones in a mediocre style.

  • Take care that your instrument is always in perfect tune.

  • Listen attentively to Folk Songs, they are a treasure of lovely melodies, and will teach you the characteristics of different nations.

  • When you play, do not trouble yourself as to who is listening.

  • If you have finished your daily musical work, and feel tired, do not force yourself to further labor. It is better to rest than to practice without pleasure or freshness.

  • Question older artists about the choice of pieces for study. You will thus save much time.

  • Lose no opportunity of playing music, duos, trios, etc., with others. This will make your playing broader and more flowing.

  • Accompany singers often.

  • You are certain to rise through industry and perserverance.

  • Rest from your musical studies by industriously reading the poets.

  • A great deal is to be learned from singers and songwriters. But do not believe everything they tell you.

  • ...Be modest! You never thought of, or invented anything that others had not already thought of or invented before you. ...The study of the history of music and the hearing of master-works of different epochs will most speedily cure you of vanity and self-adoration.

  • Do not judge a composition on a first hearing of it. That which pleases most at first is not always the best.

  • If your music proceeds from your heart it will touch the hearts of others.

  • Closely observe life as well as arts and sciences.

  • Study is unending.



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