Music Lessons and Coaching

Practicing Tips

Here are some practicing tips for:

Piano

  • The wrist should be level with the arch of the hand so fingers only have to bend slightly to play.

  • When playing, avoid dropping your wrist below the keyboard level.

  • Elbows should be level with the height of the white keys. If this is not happening, adjust the seat or add pillows or books to make it happen.

String Players

  • Start with scales to warm up and loosen up.

  • Sing your pieces to help learn them. Try to move to your singing too.

Memorizing

  • Visualize the piece.

  • See the music in your head.

  • If you cannot remember a place, mark that part of the music in colored pencil and study that part. Visualize the piece 3xs each session.

Performing - Piano

  • Leave time to at least run your hands over the keyboard of a different piano to feel its weight and resistance.