I am an adult “restarter” and I’ve had 3 lessons so far. My teacher told me that I need to keep my wrists and fingers loose. When I do manage to do it, I notice that the sound I get from the piano is much nicer, and it feels better, too.
My question is, how can I work on consistently playing with loose wrists and fingers? Can you give me some tips? Are there specific exercises to help me achieve this?
I have heard so many less than complimentary stories about piano teachers – from my students, from other teachers, from random people who know what I do for a living – and these stories make me sad because of the lost opportunities that they represent.
One of my viewers asked a really insightful question, and I think that it’s something that many people wonder about. So, I made a video giving my thoughts on the subject. Take a look and let me know what you think!
I’ve always known that I’m “different,” and I recently read an article that might explain why.
I’m a pianist. And I’ve been one since I was old enough to pull myself up onto the creaky chair at the piano in my parents’ living room in Yerevan, Armenia.
What makes us pianists different from other people, and, specifically, from other musicians? Our brains work in a unique way, thanks to the demands that learning to play the piano place on our cognitive processes.