Alesis Recital Digital Piano Review

Alesis Recital Digital Piano Review

When it comes to buying a digital piano, there are so many choices on the market that it can feel overwhelming trying to pick one. Which features do you need? How many keys do you need? Which brands are best and which brands are known for suffering with poor build quality or poor sound?In this […]

The 7 Most Difficult Piano Pieces Ever

The 7 Most Difficult Piano Pieces Ever

Regular readers of this blog have often messaged me asking for my take on how hard a certain piece is, or what is the “hardest piano piece” ever? I don’t usually entertain these questions, because difficulty is one of the most subjective concepts when it comes to the piano. Just like interpretation, there is absolutely […]

How to fix stuck piano keys

How to fix stuck piano keys

If you’ve got an acoustic piano, you will definitely have been there. One of your keys starts to stick. It’s one of the most frustrating things about owning a piano, and while it doesn’t generally happen too often, you may find yourself troubled by it if you live in a warm or humid climate. In […]

How to use a metronome for piano practice

How to use a metronome for piano practice

A metronome is an incredibly useful tool that I believe all pianists can benefit from using in their practice. Its’ benefits are countless, but primarily if you are struggling with technical facility or timing, this is where you’ll get the most benefit out of a metronome. However, metronomes are often misused by piano students, who […]

How much is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth?

How much is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth?

I’m guessing you’ve stumbled onto this page because you either want to sell your existing Wurlitzer piano, or you want to buy a Wurlitzer piano. But how do you determine what is a fair price to pay? How do you determine how much to list your piano for? You don’t want to ask for too […]

7 Tips to Improve Piano Practice

7 Tips to Improve Piano Practice

When students get serious about playing the piano, they tend to want to practice more and more. They seem to equate longer practice times with faster progress and better playing. Indeed, if you go into a conservatoire or music college, you’ll often find students who say they practice five, six or even seven hours per […]

Top Digital Piano Brands 2020

Top Digital Piano Brands 2020

There are hundreds, if not thousands of digital pianos available on the market today. There are also lots and lots of brands. If you’ve never bought a piano before, your eyes may be drawn to the cheapest pianos on the market. Without anyone to give you some digital piano recommendations, you might gravitate to the […]

How to learn piano by ear

How to learn piano by ear

It may come as a surprise to lots of people that many famous and successful musicians actually can’t read music. It’s not necessary to read music in order to play the piano. It’s extremely helpful, and I’d advise that anyone wanting to learn the piano also learns to read music, but it’s not a requirement. […]

Should I buy a digital piano with light up keys?

Should I buy a digital piano with light up keys?

For those learning to play the piano, the challenge of learning to read music plus learning how to play the instrument can be a real turn off. Indeed, as a piano teacher of many years, I’ve noticed this in many students – they begin very excited at the prospect of learning their favourite songs, but […]

The Best 76 Key Weighted Digital Piano 2020

The Best 76 Key Weighted Digital Piano 2020

There are lots of different varieties of piano out there; digital pianos, acoustic pianos, keyboards. They all differ in many ways, one of which is the amount of keys they have. Generally, acoustic pianos have a full 88 key keyboard. However, there are a smaller subset of digital pianos that are excellent for teaching, learning […]