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Piano Practice Diary of a New Parent

A new parent discovers unexpected ways to practice the piano and work on her musicality alongside the demands of caring for the tiniest member of the family. »


Back to Piano Practice—Now with a Piano

After two years of piano practice without owning a piano, Joanna Eng gets a piano in her new home, but the time and motivation to play don’t come so easily. »


Paying Attention at a Classical Piano Performance

An adult piano student admits she doesn't know how to listen attentively at a classical piano concert. She embarks on an experiment with Beethoven Sonatas. »


Bringing Joni Mitchell into a Chopin Nocturne

An impromptu sing-along to Joni Mitchell helps this classical piano student find voice, emotion and fluidity when practicing the Chopin Nocturne in E Minor. »


Ditching Debussy for the Day

Practicing the Debussy Clair de Lune just doesn't fit one day, so although this piano student only has an hour to play, she sight-reads a new piece instead. »


Patience, Preparation, and a Pencil

With only one hour of piano practice a week, Joanna Eng wonders how she'll learn the Debussy Clair de Lune, but these three P's have her holding onto hope. »


My First Year Back

Having recently returned to piano practice, Joanna Eng delves into the history of her childhood lessons and what she missed most during her 10-year hiatus. »


Back to Piano Practice

Committing to learn the Debussy Clair de Lune is an important step for this amateur who hasn't practiced regularly in a decade and doesn't even own a piano. »