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
Whether you are a performer or a composer, there comes a time in most pianists’ lives when they need to record themselves playing. Maybe for an exam, or for an audition, or maybe you just want to hear what your playing sounds like. There are a number of ways you can record your piano, and not … Read more The Complete Guide to Recording a Piano at Home
As far as composing goes nowadays, nobody is sitting at their piano with a pencil and some sheets of staff paper. Gone are the days of writing piano sonatas by candlelight; everybody now has either a laptop with Sibelius on it or an iPad for their composing software. But what about the piano you use? … Read more The 4 Best Digital Pianos for Composing
Many people buy digital pianos for the many benefits they provide over acoustic pianos. They save space, they’re lighter, they’re cheaper and they don’t require tuning every few months. However, when you buy a digital piano, it’s necessary to make compromises. You have to settle for the fact that the action is probably not going … Read more Which digital piano has the best sound?
When it comes to purchasing a digital piano or keyboard, there are literally hundreds of options on the market. It’s very easy for a pianist to become overwhelmed with the options available. There are just so many choices for all price ranges and all abilities. You could just as easily drop $100 on a cheap … Read more The 5 Best Digital Pianos for Beginners
Learning the piano is something lots of people express an interest in. If one sticks at it, and learns how to do it properly, it can bring a lifetime of achievement and musical joy. However, quite often, this isn’t the case, and many new learners get frustrated and de-motivated to the point where they quit … Read more The Best Piano Keyboard for Beginners
Digital pianos are great. They offer you a substantial musical experience that rivals some acoustic pianos, without the volume, the bulk or the significant maintenance cost that comes with an acoustic piano. However, a digital piano, in my opinion, is nothing without a quality pair of headphones. Sure, you can use the headphones that came … Read more The 5 Best Headphones for a Digital Piano
For those learning to play the piano, the challenge of learning to read music plus learning how to play the instrument can be a real turn off. Indeed, as a piano teacher of many years, I’ve noticed this in many students – they begin very excited at the prospect of learning their favourite songs, but … Read more Should you buy a digital piano with light up keys?
There are lots of different varieties of piano out there; digital pianos, acoustic pianos, keyboards. They all differ in many ways, one of which is the amount of keys they have. Generally, acoustic pianos have a full 88 key keyboard. However, there are a smaller subset of digital pianos that are excellent for teaching, learning … Read more The Best 76 Key Weighted Digital Piano 2020