Some highlights of NY pianist Zhen Chen visit Apr 27-29 2018

We had over 40 students participated in the private lessons, master class and group classes. 2 mins video highlight here.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oYcMnFqDXMXT1BvR8

photo album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99027896@N06/albums/72157693238691952

Thank you and happy playings!

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Oliveland ‘Inspire the Next Generation Series’ 4/29/18 NY pianist Zhen Chen

please join us and welcome pianist Zhen Chen this Sunday at our studio.

All masterclass playing slots and private lesson slots are gone but all are welcomed in the audience. $12 for Oliveland members. Any questions please email studio@oliveland.com

Thank you!

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10 points to guarantee improvement in piano

Love this. Just spent 13 mins watching this.

Contents: 0. Introduction [0:00] 1. Listen and study scores [1:59] 2. Sight-reading at least 20 min. a day [4:29] 3. Read about music (biographies of composers, music history books, etc.) [5:32] 4. Go to live concerts, listen to professional performances of all instruments, not just piano [6:17] 5. Record and critique yourself [7:15] 6. Guard your practice time (plan your time, write the schedule). Remember the idea that you start getting good at something after 10 000 hours of practice [8:06] 7. Scales and arpeggios!!! All keys should be equally comfortable for you [9:16] 8. Improvise and compose [10:52] 9. Go straight at your weaknesses in music [11:46] 10. Discuss music with other musicians [12:37]