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The Piano Player Newsletter #51 -- Piano Tools for the Holidays
December 09, 2019
Holiday Piano Tips & Tools
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"The Piano Player Newsletter"
"The Piano Player"-- Issue #51, December 2019
In This Issue:
Piano Tips and Tools for the HolidaysHoliday season is here, and many people are busy, busy. But taking the time to sit down and play something at the piano can be very beneficial to ones health by lowering the stress levels, even if briefly. One of my students mentioned, that when the rest of the family is buzzing around, making everything a mess, he sits down to play, just a little bit, and everything and everyone just calms down. Music can be magic indeed!
So, here are some timely tips and tools for keeping music and that spark of creativity going, even when everything else might be swirling around.
6 Steps to Play Piano and Read Music
Here are 6 simple steps anyone can do and practice that take very little time to learn. Why not become a better note reader today?
Teach Yourself Piano: 10 Tips to Stay Motivated
If you have chosen to learn piano by yourself, how do you keep yourself motivated? After the first weeks (days, months...) of your "honey moon" with your instrument, obligations and life's essentials pile up.
It all may get in the way of your efforts to teach yourself piano, and the dear old piano is gathering dust. Here you'll find inspiration to get the spark back (and how to keep it) again!
How to Memorize a Piano Repertoire as an Adult Beginner
Here are 5 steps on how you can prepare, and a very simple formula for how to memorize, a repertoire of easy piano pieces, always ready to play!
Got Piano Questions?
Piano Story of the Month
I Looked in Awe at Musicians and Their Language of NotesI always admired musicians and their magical talents. I would look at a piece of sheet music or hymnal and marvel at the beautiful characters that made up a written representation of sound. I couldn't read music so it seemed simultaneously beautiful, complex and intimidating.
When I married my husband twenty five years ago, he had two pianos. One was an upright, the other a mid-size grand. He had begun music lessons in his forties while living in Alberta, Canada as an expatriate.
He loved his lessons. Eventually, his company transferred him and his family back to Chicago. Several months later, tragedy struck...
Piano Sheet Music and Books
Christmas Piano Sheet Music for Adult BeginnersChristmas is the time to celebrate and play music! But what Christmas piano sheet music can you get as an adult beginner? (And are you going to manage to learn to play it in time for Christmas?) Worry no more!
Here is a selection of Christmas piano sheet music for adult beginners. I have scoured the internet for free, easy piano sheet music as well as for the best Christmas sheet music books to keep year after year with lots of fun pieces to play (and not so much practice!) and sing a long with. Let the caroling begin!
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Your Online Piano Coach,
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