Madeline Bruser, a brilliant and compassionate teacher, was one of my mentors. She influenced the way I teach piano and she truly practices what she preaches. This is the reason I invited her to contribute a guest post for my blog.
Starting to learn a new piece on the piano can seem overwhelming. However, following the stages of mastery can lead to success. This is the first post of four. It addresses examining the piece carefully, determining the form, key signature, key changes, clef changes and other general considerations.