Piano teachers

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Simone Dinnerstein’s Insights for Adult Piano Students

Concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who used to teach adult piano lessons, offers valuable tips for musical interpretation in an open, inspiring interview. »

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A Fly on the Wall at an Adult Piano Lesson

This video of an adult piano lesson and interview with Cosmo Buono provides tips on finding your own musical interpretation and remembering to be grateful. »

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Accessible Piano Repertoire from Latin America

An interview with creators of Piano Accents: Latin America, accessible piano repertoire minus the cute pictures, a good choice for advanced beginner adults. »

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Latin America Music for the Piano

Dr. Gail Fischler, piano teacher and speaker, advocates that piano students expand their repertoire from classical to Latin American popular and folk music. »

Chopin Waltz in B Minor Amplified

Chopin Waltz in B Minor Amplified

After her mother died, the pianist Catherine Shefski decided to relearn and record, for reasons she did not quite understand, the Chopin Waltz in B minor. »

Stamping Out Perfectionism in Adult Piano Lessons

Stamping Out Perfectionism in Adult Piano Lessons

Students of adult piano lessons can be paralyzed by the thought of striking a wrong note. Catherine Shefski advises on how to stamp out this perfectionism. »

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A Piano Teacher Reclaims the Piano

After a long hiatus from the piano, teacher Catherine Shefski resolved to find her way back by recording classical piano music, one piece a week for a year. »

How to find a good piano teacher

How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Making the Decision

In this final article on how to find a good piano teacher, I describe how to make your decision after you take trial lessons from a short list of teachers. »

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How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Taking Trial Lessons

This second of three articles on how to find a piano teacher describes how to take trial lessons, from setting them up to evaluating the fit with teachers. »

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How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Getting Started

To get started finding a piano teacher for adult piano lessons, first establish your teacher's desired characteristics and then network to find candidates. »

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When Your Piano Teacher Doesn’t Fit

Piano teacher Dr. Gail Fischler talks about her varied experiences with piano teachers and teaching styles during her own adult piano lessons in the past. »

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A Piano Teacher Takes Adult Piano Lessons

Piano teacher Matthew Harre felt disenchanted with his piano technique, so he decided to take up piano lessons again under the prominent Alexander Lipsky. »

Matt Harre gives adult piano students advice on performance.

Why Students of Adult Piano Lessons Should Perform

In this exclusive video for GRAND PIANO PASSION™, Matt Harre gives adult piano students useful tips for preparing for their performances. Matthew Harre believes that performing on the piano is a diffe... »

Losing Control in Adult Piano Lessons

atthew Harre, one of the most well-known teachers of adult piano lessons in the Washington DC area, prescribes scales, patience, and practice like many of his music-teaching brethren. Yet after a stud... »

Aspiration for Students of Adult Piano Lessons

Aspiration for Students of Adult Piano Lessons

My June selection, The Classical Musician Today: Getting and Keeping the Career You Want, is a recent release by two veterans of the classical music industry, Barry Alexander and Cosmo Buono. The book... »

Anna Shelest: Building A Repertoire Towards Dreams

Anna Shelest: Building A Repertoire Towards Dreams

Concert pianist and piano teacher Anna Shelest explains her approach to teaching adult piano lessons, both for beginners and students with more experience. »

Red Light in Adult Piano Lessons

Red Light in Adult Piano Lessons

For Nancy M. Williams, adult piano lessons bring back insecurities linked to a childhood spent with an alcoholic parent, but ultimately help her move on. »

David Dubal on the Piano as a Passion: A Lecture at Steinway & Sons

David Dubal on the Piano as a Passion: A Lecture at Steinway & Sons

On August 18th, David Dubal delivered inspiring words to a group passionate about the piano. The occasion was a lecture held at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Paramus, New Jersey. Dubal—accomplished pi... »