Teaching Piano To Teenagers

Bay Area piano teachersI have been offering piano lessons to teenagers for quite some time now. Most of the teenagers I come across express little to no interest at all towards learning on how to play the instrument. However, in most cases at least for me, this stage is short-lived. From the many years, I have spent teaching teenagers on how to play the piano, I’ve come to learn the secret that will help them get motivated to learn the piano. The primary secret is connecting with your teen students in a way that will make them feel valued and understood. Continue reading

The Benefits of Taking Piano Lessons as an Adult

bay area piano lessons for adultsTaking piano lessons as an adult can feel like a doubting task to many, but one worth bearing through the initial hesitation. Leaning how to play the piano as a child is very different compared to learning as an adult. Piano lessons for adults are generally more fun than it is for kids. This is primarily because adults who take piano lessons do so because they really want to, which is certainly not true for kids that take the lessons because their parents want to. However, that is not the only reason why adults should take piano lessons. Here are some more benefits of taking piano lessons as an adult. Continue reading

The Benefits of Music Education In Early Childhood

Piano, piano lessons, music educationMusic and singing play an integral part of our culture. You will find that music is present in many aspects of our lives: movies, television, celebrations, holidays, worship, military ceremonies, and government. At home, music can become an important part of our culture- a natural part of our daily experience. Right from birth, parents use music as a way of soothing the child and showing them love and care. Parents can continue to build on these natural instincts by learning how music can positively impact a child’s development. Studies have shown that music and music training provide a wealth of benefits to children. Read on to find some of the benefits of music in early childhood. Continue reading

The Importance of Cleaning Your Piano

Piano, New Pianos, Used Pianos, Bay AreaInvesting in a piano is not a simple decision as it costs you a lot and it’s definitely a big investment in your life. For you to keep your piano for years and in good running condition, it’s important that you provide proper care for it. A piano is just like any other equipment or furniture at home and requires care and an appropriate way of cleaning. There are a number of things you need to know before you try to clean your piano. Read on to find out. Continue reading

Yamaha AvantGrand NU1X Boasts the Best of Digital and Acoustic Piano

Yamaha-AvantGrand-NU1XYamaha announced their latest piano in their series of AvantGrand pianos known as the NU1X. The NU1X is the successor to its very successful NU1 upright hybrid piano. The company has made some major updates to the AvantGrand NU1X as described in June 2013 by keyboard magazine. Some of the updates include the new gold standard that is in a self-contained but compact acoustic piano replacement. This feature elevates the piano playing experience to a level of quality that is unmatched in an instrument of this form. Continue reading

Yamaha Clavinova CSP Digital Pianos ‘Gamify’ Learning

Digital yamaha pianoYamaha’s new Clavinova CSP Digital Piano is something that’s never been seen before! It is the world’s first piano that is able to scan a user’s music library on a smart tablet and transfer those notes and chords to the piano in the form of lights. Even if you have never played the piano before, owners of this Clavinova will now be able to follow the stream of lights and play the tune to their favorite songs! Continue reading

5 Simple Exercises to Help Relax Your Hands

Piano exercises. Bay Area piano lessons.The piano is a beautiful musical instrument, but there is no doubt about it being demanding and complex. It requires a lot of effort from the pianist both mentally and physically. Flexibility, focus, endurance and complete control are some of the characteristics professional piano playing demands. Thus, it’s vital for a pianist to keep his/her body in good shape by practicing some piano exercises. Piano exercises help in the development of the finger, arm and hand techniques for playing the piano. Finger muscles play an integral role in controlling and executing your desired sounds. Continue reading

The GB1K Yamaha’s Most Affordable Grand Piano!

San Francisco Yamaha GB1k Piano Bay AreaAll across the globe, Yamaha Pianos are well known for their high quality, value, and consistency. Renowned for their reliability, consistency and expressive range, each year, thousands of studios, churches, living rooms, and stages are graced by the rich tones of Yamaha Pianos. The balance of skilled craftsmen, cutting-edge technology, and innovative minds allow pianos from Yamaha to continue to represent an unbeaten standard of excellence and performance. Yamaha has now released one of their most affordable models known as Yamaha GB1K. The GBIK is more popular in a place where space is limited, but the artist still wants to have a resonate sound that can be compared to a larger grand piano. Here are some of its incredible features. Continue reading

7 Things You Should Do Before Your Child Starts Piano Lessons

Bay Area piano lessons, child piano lessons Bay AreaApart from excelling in academics, extracurricular activities for children are very important for their overall growth. Learning how to play a musical instrument especially a piano is a great experience for children. Research has it that children who start taking piano lessons from a young age especially between the ages of 5 and 8 register a better development of their mental skills. In addition, getting accustomed to playing piano from an early age instills an excellent hand-eye coordination, a better sense of discipline and impeccable taste in good music. Before you enroll your child in piano lessons, it is important that he/she is ready to start taking the lessons. Here is a list of things you should do before your child starts piano lessons. Continue reading

Piano Playing Tips for All Skill Levels

piano lessons, piano playing tips, piano skills, bay areaThe piano is with no doubt one of the most interesting instruments to play in the world. In fact, it is one of the most popular instruments that a majority of people would love to learn. For sure, you would love to play your favorite song on the instrument, or you would love to play as your favorite pianist as well. Whatever your motivation in learning the instrument is, here are a few piano playing tips for people of all skill levels. Continue reading