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THE JOY OF LEARNING PIANO AS AN ADULT

THE JOY OF LEARNING PIANO AS AN ADULT

 Hello Everyone, I have touched on this subject before, but it is an area I find really interesting from the position as pianist, piano teacher and retailer. As you may know from previous blogs, I did fall into teaching piano rather by accident...

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

I have to admit that I started teaching piano quite by accident. It wasn’t really on my mind as a career path when I left Music College and only began because the son of a friend of a friend wanted lessons. This soon grew into a thriving...

Names of the Internal Parts of a Piano

Names of the Internal Parts of a Piano

Hello Everyone, I hope you have had a good start to the year. It’s February already! Last month the post named the outer parts of the cabinet of an upright piano. Here’s the followup naming some of the inner parts of an upright piano...

Names of the External Parts of a Piano

Names of the External Parts of a Piano

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year. I hope that Christmas was a joyful time for you all. When someone is kind enough to come and view a piano I am sometimes asked to identify the names of various component parts of the cabinet. Rather embarrassingly...

Playing Legato at the Piano

Playing Legato at the Piano

A piano pupil I have been teaching for a little while now, but still a relative beginner  expressed in a recent lesson that legato playing is REALLY difficult. We have worked on this aspect of playing with many exercises and while not yet...

Pianolobby goes to Frankfurt

Pianolobby goes to Frankfurt

Hello Everyone, The purpose of this post is just to tell you about a fun few days in Frankfurt at the Musik Messe. It is a show for the music industry to show all its products. There were musical instruments of every kind imaginable, sheet music...

Memorizing Music. Tips on reliable recall.

Memorizing Music. Tips on reliable recall.

Hello everyone, In my role as pianist, the playing work I have enjoyed the most is as chamber musician collaborating with other musicians and singers. As a student at music college I did learn much of the core solo piano repertoire, but I have to...

What does an accompanist do?

What does an accompanist do?

Hello everyone. Recently I have done much more accompanying at the piano. This as far as I am concerned is great. Playing accompaniments and working with others is simply the best fun. Often greatly challenging but hugely rewarding. Well, I see...

PIANO HIRE

PIANO HIRE

Hello everyone. Over the last few years we have been working hard to offer good pianos for rental. This has helped many people have a piano who would not have been able to have a real piano in their home. Pianos being complicated tools are...

PLAYING PIANO IS GOOD FOR YOU!

PLAYING PIANO IS GOOD FOR YOU!

It is that time of year again! The new academic year is upon us and I thought I would post something positive about music lessons! Students and probably teachers are looking forward to the start of the new academic year with perhaps a little bit...

PIANO BRANDS AT PIANOLOBBY. Part 3

PIANO BRANDS AT PIANOLOBBY. Part 3

Hello Everyone,   In my previous posts we discussed the inclusion of new piano brands to Pianolobby, Hailun and A.Geyer which we are very excited to be promoting. They are superb pianos and superb value for money in their price brackets...

PIANO BRANDS AT PIANOLOBBY. Part 2.

Hello everyone. As promised in my previous posting we are continuing our discussion about piano brands that we are stocking at Pianolobby. In the previous blog I mentioned that we will no longer sell Kingsburg or Lippmann pianos but Barber and...