As we embark on a new year, one resolution could involve better piano practice habits. Have taught for many years, I can say confidently that the key to progress is regular, diligent practice. Here are a few ideas and techniques that have worked for my students.
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.