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Piano lessons

About the Piano

The piano is a percussion instrument. The notes on a piano sound when a hammer strikes the strings inside the cabinet. The hammer itself is set in motion by the player pressing a key, and the player can determine the volume of the notes depending on how hard the key is pressed.

Vibrations in the strings are then amplified by what is called a soundboard. The soundboard is a thin sheet of wood inside the piano. Once the soundboard has amplified the sound, it is possible for the human ear to pick up the sound. There are many styles and sizes of pianos but they all follow this template.

Taking Piano Lessons

Do you wish to learn to play the piano? Or perhaps you are already playing and are looking to improve your skills? How about getting in touch with one of our experienced piano teachers! All the teachers at MusicTutors.co.uk are skilled and experienced teachers as well as professional musicians, who have all been approved by our team through a stringent recruitment process. No matter your age or level, we can find the right tutor for you!

Flexible Solutions at MusicTutors.co.uk!

At MusicTutors.co.uk we understand that life can be crazy. That's why many of our tutors are willing to travel to your own home, and some offer the option of learning in a studio/rehearsal space. The sky is the limit when it comes to tailoring your a learning experience that meets your ambitions and needs.

Do I Need My Own Piano?

It's always a good idea to have your own piano so that you can practise between lessons. However, there's a great range of keyboards and second hand pianos that can make getting a piano way less expensive. Our piano teachers will be happy to answer questions you have, simply find a teacher you like and send them a message! Read more about pianos here.

Not Sure Piano's the One for You?

If you're thinking of trying another instrument, check out some of the other lessons we can offer:

  1. Guitar Lessons
  2. Bass Guitar Lessons
  3. Singing Lessons
  4. Violin Lessons

When Learning to Play the Piano It's Important To:

Play from the Heart

It may sound like a cliché but the most important thing in music is that it comes from the heart. Don't worry too much about what you're trying to achieve and stay relaxed – playing music should always be fun.

Use Your Hands Correctly

It's really important to use your hands correctly to get the best possible sound from the piano. Technique is also important for avoiding injuries and strains when playing and practising. It often takes time to adjust and you have to be prepared for this. Using one of our great tutors is the best way to ensure technique is embedded from day one!

Practise

Begin by practising for short periods of time each day, instead of practising for one full day and then not practicing all week.

It can be a good idea to schedule your practise. Here it is very important to make a realistic plan in line with how much time you have each day to practise. A busy day with children, school and the like might mean that two hours of practise would be too much!

In this case, 20 minutes every day would be ideal. It can be advantageous to set a timer for 20 minutes to make sure you are able to focus on practising, and not on going over time or practising too little

Be Patient!

It takes time getting your fingers used to playing, so take the time you need. At some point you will crack the code and suddenly you will be able to play directly from the score – this is called primavista or sight reading. Never give up! To begin, pick a song that might be a little easier to learn! Play what you know! This way, you can hear when your playing is not quite right!

Difficulty

Take a leap into something difficult – and divide it into smaller pieces. Start by playing just the right hand part. Then try just the left hand. Finally put both parts together! You can do the same with chords. Play chords that fit your own singing voice. This way you can get a sense of how it feels and simultaneously practise playing and singing at the same time.

It has to be fun!

Play something you like to play! It's more fun to play something you think sounds good.

Any Questions?

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