Check out my new piano course!

I’ve received so many questions from my viewers about the basics of reading music and playing the piano that I decided to put together a course that allows everyone to learn all the basics at their own pace.

Piano lessons with a teacher are great, but if you don’t have the time or finances to invest in searching for just the right teacher, or you’re unsure about whether or not you can fit weekly lessons into your life, then this online course may be just the thing you’ve been waiting for!

I give you all the basics in lessons that are less than 10 minutes long, so you don’t need to carve out a large chunk of time. If you need to repeat lessons, you can! If you want to speed ahead, you can! Once you purchase the course, you own it, so there’s no time limit and no schedule to stick to.

You can watch a couple of lessons for free and use coupon code THEPIANOKEYS for a huge savings off the list price of the course!

Click here to take a look at Piano Boot Camp.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Piano Technique Exercises!

Get a head start on the most common New Year’s resolution – getting in shape! These two exercises will work out your fingers so that you can improve your playing of the songs and pieces that you love.

Technique exercises have been used for hundreds of years to target specific aspects of playing the piano. They range from very simple, repetitive patterns to intricate and beautiful pieces that could easily be played in a concert setting. Ever heard any of Chopin’s Etudes? Well, an etude is an exercise designed to work on a specific skill. Chopin, as well as other genius composers, took the idea of “exercising” at the piano to the next level, composing masterpieces that have become favorites of concert repertoire. Continue reading “Piano Technique Exercises!” »

Dear Marina: At What Age Can Children Start Taking Lessons?

Dear Marina,

My son has been taking piano lessons for a couple of years and he loves it. His 4 year old sister is showing very strong interest in playing the piano, as well. But she has a very short attention span, and I don’t believe that she would be able to sit through a typical piano lesson. Should we just let her bang around on the piano like she wants to, or is there a better option for channeling her musical spirit? Continue reading “Dear Marina: At What Age Can Children Start Taking Lessons?” »

Dear Marina: What’s the Best Way to Use the Metronome?

Dear Marina,

I’ve been teaching myself to play the piano for years, and just recently started taking lessons with a local teacher. She has shown me things I wish I had known years ago that would have helped me greatly, but I just didn’t know what it was that I didn’t know. For example, the importance of using a metronome and how to practice with one. Continue reading “Dear Marina: What’s the Best Way to Use the Metronome?” »