Oct 12, 2011 Music
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As a teacher of all the different types of students, aspiring beginners of all ages, fire-cracking child prodigies (or at least those who think they are), I find that there are still very useful for new students with some tips for pre-study support and advice. With over 25 years of teaching experience, it never surprises me the kind of questions I ask myself. Do I need a piano? How long do I become a concert pianist? The list is both funny and infinitely. But here are the things you should ask yourself before you start looking for a teacher:
What is my purpose?
Save yourself time and address as follows: what I really want to play outside? Is it for business, retirement, recreation or entertainment? Do I have an idea of the kind of book, I want to play? Piano jazz or classical? Boogie-woogie, a waltz by Chopin and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, for example? Whether you are a beginner or re-start, try to get a sense of purpose in mind how unrealistic it (later, you can always refine your enthusiasm), at first glance. Investigated? An opportunity to show a play parts in front of friends?
Talk to people:
Talk to a few people who have recently taken some lessons or who have played for a long time. Ask them what they are to become out of control, and ask about the advantages and disadvantages. Less could be something to reduce your stress level and the possibility that the parts you’ve always wanted since you were aged 9 to play. Disadvantages could be something of the commitment of time is not in a position in the comfort of your own home practice.
Once you have made your mind that you want to play, to take seriously the practical aspects of access to a piano or keyboard. Not just rush out and buy the first thing you see how the 9 ‘concert grand piano in the window of the music for a short time you forget the 12 floor of a building that prohibits gambling of any kind of musical instrument live. There are many possibilities to buy or rent an acoustic piano (upright or grand-parents) or a digital instrument (requires no adjustment, and you can get a pair of headphones for silent practice). Rent A quick Google of “Piano in the UK” raises a whole load of the interest of companies and people you’d call for help.
Organisation of time:
Do you have time to practice? Can I practice at home or my workplace? The essence of good practice if you are an experienced musician or someone who has just started, so it’s all about saving time. The quality is much better than quantity. Consider how you might be able to make your time more effectively. How long will I be able to devote to my teaching practice, and how many times I should be a lesson to maximize what I made (which is something to discuss with the teacher).
Listen to recorded music so much, or live as possible to get an idea of the kind of music you like and the type of folder you want to play get when you do not already know. Not only does this piano music limited, but. With the wonders of technology (iPods and iPads etc.) at your fingertips, you can find on YouTube with amazing performances by great musicians around the world.
OK, you have booked your first lesson in consultation with your teacher, so what can you do to prepare? If you have something to play today is great, even if you do not look 20 years! Do not panic, thinking to give you the best performance in the world. A good teacher is to understand and should be able to put you at ease immediately. If you have nothing to play, go armed with a reasonable list of questions that allow you to have an idea of the teacher on the progress you make and the road to it should eat. Ask questions like: What is his way of teaching? How can they teach technology? Can you suggest an appropriate directory? Do they have a lending library of music?
If you can play all, why not play to take a look at the Apple App video learning. If you can already play a little, or even if you can play reasonably well, take your music, you fight with or songs you could play as. At a fundamental level, are old pieces ABRSM Grade 1 exam is a good start, but at a higher level, there is a wide range of choices among the waltzes of Chopin mazurkas odd and some of the 15 inventions of Bach. Look also to the namesake Schumann and Tchaikovsky songs from their albums for Youth (Op. 68 and Op 39 each). Schirmer publishes an edition of performance for both, which are useful tips fingering and benefits of good behavior on a CD.
If your sight reading is good enough to give an extra boost by playing some of the pieces, and perhaps choose a few things that you like and start looking at this work.
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