The Pianist’s Guide to Sight Reading

One of the most neglected aspects of learning the piano nowadays is sight reading. One of the most useful, necessary skills when playing a musical instrument is sadly sidelined by most students and teachers because “it’s too hard,” or “it’s too much work to teach it properly.”Unfortunately, this has led to most pianists being unable to sight read properly. This problem is … Read more The Pianist’s Guide to Sight Reading

Yamaha P45 (P71) Review: The Best Beginner Piano?

In this review we are going to take an in-depth review into the Yamaha P45. The Yamaha P45 is an entry-level, portable instrument released by Yamaha in 2015. It replaces the P35 in Yamaha’s “P” lineup. Yamaha makes lots of pianos in the “P” series, including the mid-range P125 which we’ve reviewed before, and the P515 … Read more Yamaha P45 (P71) Review: The Best Beginner Piano?

Yamaha U1 Review: The Best Upright Piano?

​​​Traditionally, this site has focused on review and informational articles on digital pianos. I’ve written some articles on upright pianos and acoustic pianos, but not much. I’d like to change that, as I believe there’s a significant portion of this blog’s readership that would benefit from review content around upright and acoustic pianos.In this article … Read more Yamaha U1 Review: The Best Upright Piano?

Why you need to practice your piano scales right now

“Scales.” The very word strikes fear into the hearts of piano students around the world. Why on earth would you want to practice scales, anyway? They’re so unbelievably boring and tedious that there couldn’t possibly be any benefit to practicing them. Why learn piano scales?If this sounds familiar, then you aren’t alone. I’ll confess that … Read more Why you need to practice your piano scales right now