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October 2018

Episode 04: How to cope with performance nerves

By |October 23rd, 2018|Learning/ Practising|

In the fourth episode, we discuss performance nerves and anxiety- and talk about some of the most powerful and effective strategies for performing the piano and other instruments easily and confidently. Show Notes Talking about Andy's experience with nerves performing at a competition earlier this year (2018) [1:25] How the common goal of striving for as many correct notes as possible and avoiding wrong notes is [...]

September 2018

Episode 03: Most common mistakes made by non-professional pianists- Part 2

By |September 23rd, 2018|Learning/ Practising|

In the third episode, we continue looking at some of the most common mistakes and pitfalls made by amateur & beginner pianists, with advice and suggestions on how to avoid them! Today, we talk about the difference that good practice habits can make on your piano playing, how to practice for much less time and get much quicker and more effective results, and the traps that [...]

Episode 02: Most common mistakes made by non-professional pianists- Part 1

By |September 5th, 2018|Learning/ Practising|

In the second episode, we start to look at the common mistakes and pitfalls made by amateur & beginner pianists, with advice and suggestions on how to avoid them! This episode starts with a look at the world of informal gatherings of pianists where we can play to each other in non-judgemental safety, and goes on to a discussion of how changing the quality of focus [...]

August 2018

Episode 01: Classical music and its audience

By |August 24th, 2018|Discussion|

In the first episode, we look at what makes classical music different to play and listen to from other styles and talk about who listens to it. Although some future episodes will cover rock/pop/jazz, there will be a lot of emphasis on classical music. We discuss some of the problems with classical music and why some people may be intimidated or put off by it. Show [...]