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 email@example.com
Everything is hard before it’s easy.
You’d feel x10 times happier, fulfilled and accomplished after trying. In piano world it takes years but the end results is so worth it.
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]
Now we are gathering our studio practicing minutes for last year. Here’re a few pix. Some thoughts on ‘the way we learn’. We used the highlighter tapes and students marked down their practicing time creatively in 15 mins blocks/slots. It’s super fun and effective.