Category: Piano Tips

June 21, 2022

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Concentration Benefits from playing the piano

Music has an extremely powerful grasp over our emotions, it can bring us joy and move us to tears. The benefits of learning to play the piano has numerous benefits for children and adults alike. Ch

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February 28, 2022

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Peter Schmoll

Peter Schmoll is a Niagara Falls-born,Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist,composer, performer, and educator. As guitarist and bandleader, he has played in bars and theatres everywhere from Halifax to

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Connor Steel: Multi Instrumentalist

Connor is a multi -instrumentalist, songwriter, composer and producer. Well versed in most musical styles, he believes in a “listening first” teaching approach. Developing an understanding of what

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June 23, 2017

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Maintenance Tips for Acoustic Piano

Do you hear a strange sound as you play your piano? Maybe, there is something wrong with it, and you should find out fast. Just like any other instrument, piano parts weaken, loosen or wear out. But,

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January 12, 2017

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What’s Wrong With Learning Piano Off YouTube?

Back in my day (1990s), when I took piano lessons I had to do written theory homework every week. At each lesson, the teacher would go over my mistakes before I was even allowed to touch the pia

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December 10, 2016

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That Time My Amp Exploded on Stage and How It Affected My Musical Career

Back in grade eight, I was well known in school for my piano skills. Kids would ask me to play “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis every music class. I was constantly showing off. One day,

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March 10, 2016

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Learn Guitar from a Video

It’s tempting. How cool would it be if you were able to really rock and claim to be a self-taught guitar player? How nice would it be to save a few bucks a month and learn guitar from a free YouTube

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February 15, 2016

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Why You Shouldn’t Force Your Kids to Practice Music

Taking music lessons in Toronto, Canada’s most competitive music scene, can come with a lot of pressure for kids and parents alike. Regardless of whether your kid has aspirations of being a professi

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November 8, 2015

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How to Help Your Child Prepare for a Music Recital

When your child has a music recital approaching, it is easy to feel a little helpless as they struggle to master their piece and battle with the nervousness they might be feeling. While it might be te

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November 6, 2015

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7 Tips for Your First Adult Music Recital

For adult music students, performances can seem particularly nerve-racking. As adults, we tend to be more self-conscious than a child might be, and as a student, we are prone to make mistakes. While t

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