Post Category: Teaching

First Aid for the left hand with doctor's bag.

First Aid for the Left Hand Piano

The number one complaint I hear from almost anyone who is developing their piano skills is, “My left hand is a mess!”  For most people, this comes from a lack of use and can be improved with a ...

Master Major Scale Fingerings on Piano

Master Major Scale Fingerings on Piano This tutorial is all about how to master major scale fingerings on the piano.  I am going to break down the who, what, why and how of major scales and how to ...
Photo of piano teacher playing a Yamaha piano and demonstrating faking skills

Faking 101: The Secret Weapon of EVERY piano player

Faking is a very real skill (see what I did there?) that can have you playing complicated-sounding arrangements that are actually super easy to play.  Watch this video to learn more! **Make sure to ...
Piano teacher explaining music theory

Piano Skills and Ear Training #4

This is video #4 in my Piano Skills and Ear Training series!  This week we will maneuver through the I-IV-V7-I chord progression in all 12 keys using smooth voice leading.  Once we’ve mastered that, ...
Piano and singing teacher explains music theory and cadences.

Piano Skills and Ear Training #3

This is video #3 in my Piano Skills and Ear Training series.  In this tutorial, we are going to look at a music theory cadence that is very common in almost all genres of music:  the I IV I V7 I ...
Music teacher explaining a perfect cadence while sitting at a piano

Piano Skills and Ear Training #2

Play and sing the Perfect Cadence This tutorial is the second in a series of piano skills and ear training tutorials.  This one shows you how to play and sing the Perfect Cadence: an iconic ...

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