Tips for Memorizing Piano Music

Music Lessons In The Bay Area

Bay Area Piano lessonsA true master pianist can sit down and effortlessly play complex pieces from memory. But learning to play the piano and learning to memorize piano music are two separate skills. Just like with any other musical skill, correct practice is key. Once you know how to memorize piano music, you can impress your friends and family, perform at concert recitals, and improvise expressively. Here are some tips to better memorization: Continue reading

How to Improvise on the Piano

Piano Playing Tips and Tricks

Improvisation on the piano is creative, rewarding, interesting, beautiful – and more difficult than it sounds. Improvisation requires a basic knowledge of scales, chords, and other parts of music theory, but once you know the rules, it’s easy to start playing with (or even breaking) them. Continue reading