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Learn how to play the piano in these video tutorials from a professional piano teacher!

Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!

Video #1: Intro to the Piano

Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.

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Piano Basics

Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.

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Reading Piano Notes

Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.

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Time and Key Signatures

Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.

Video #5:
Understanding Rhythm

Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.

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Recent Piano Articles from the Blog

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10 Classical Piano Songs Boys Will Love to Play

Are you having difficulty getting your male piano students to practice classical piano? Our friend Doreen Hall from Paloma Piano shares 10 classical piano songs that boys will love to play... Have you ever gone into a department store to buy an outfit for a boy and noticed how little there is to choose from compared to what is available for girls? There are always racks and racks of cute dresses, but you have to go to the rear of the store to find anything at all for boys. Sometimes I fee … Read More
10 Classical Piano Songs Boys Will Love to Play
Are you having difficulty getting your male piano students to practice classical piano? Our friend Doreen Hall from Paloma Piano shares 10 classical piano songs that boys will love to play... Have you ever gone into a department store to buy an outfit for a boy and noticed how little there is to choose from compared to what is available for girls? There are always racks and racks of cute dresses, but you have to go to the rear of the store to find anything at all for boys. Sometimes I fee
10 of the Best Piano Duet Books All Pianists Need
We've already shown you some fun piano duets to try, but what if you want to broaden your repertoire? Here, music teacher Julie P. shares some great piano duet books that are just as fun as they are educational...   Piano duets are fun for players of all ages and abilities. You can play with your friends, siblings, parents, or teachers. This opens up so many different possibilities for music! Not only are duets a fun way to make music with someone else, but they are also very bene
6 Tips for Singing and Playing the Piano at the Same Time
Artists like Billy Joel and Elton John may make it look effortless, but singing and playing the piano at the same time takes time and practice to truly master! Understandably, it’s difficult because you’re multitasking by "playing" two instruments simultaneously – your voice and the piano. It’s easy to lose concentration on one, while the other goes a little off; if you focus on your voice, you might mess up the timing with your fingers, and should you pay too much attention to the piano key
5 Critical Questions To Ask Before Buying A Used Piano
In the market for a piano, and thinking about finding a used option instead of a brand-new instrument? Learn how to protect yourself and your investment in this guest post...   Are you planning on buying a used piano and wondering how to choose the right one without getting duped? Buying a used piano can be a precarious affair, since a used piano may not come with the warranty like a brand new one. However, you can make your task easier by asking the seller the following five crit
3 Tips To Avoid Getting Bored During Your Piano Practice
Piano practice doesn't have to be boring! Stay motivated with these three tips from online piano teacher Crystal B...   Playing piano is a great joy for many people, but sometimes practicing can become repetitive and boring. Here are a few ways to enhance your piano practice time while still honing your skills and acquiring new ones! • Practical Application Many times the things that seem most boring when practiced alone (such as scales, theory, etc.) can be found in some of your favorite

Piano in Colorado Springs

By Wendy H. - Colorado Springs Piano Teacher

My name is Wendy. I have lived in Colorado Springs for over 30 years, and I’ve been teaching piano, voice, and guitar lessons here for much of that time. I also achieved my Bachelor’s degree in music and set up my own local music studio. If you're interested in taking piano lessons in Colorado Springs, here are a few tips to help you get started!

Participate in School Talent Shows and Music Competitions

As a piano teacher, I like to make sure that my students are grounded in the foundations of playing and reading music with proper technique. To help them achieve this, there are many music activities that I encourage my students to participate in while taking piano lessons. For example, many schools - from elementary to high school - offer talent shows and music competitions. I prepare my students for these activities by asking them which song they want to play. After they have learned the song well, we then stylize it with lots of expression and originality.

Additionally, junior and high schools compete in city-wide music competitions. The music or band teacher can set students up to be involved in these competitions, which are usually done in April or May.

Compete in the Annual El Paso County Fair

The El Paso County Fair has a yearly piano talent competition in the summer. If a student wins or places at the county level, this leads them to the State Fair competition in Pueblo, Co in August.

Play Gigs

For my older students, I suggest they try playing gigs at coffee shops, restaurants, local bars and dance halls. They can play piano for church, their school or community choirs. I also encourage my students to play for weddings and special occasions.

Enjoy Concerts

I am a big proponent of exposing my students to all types of music, both during our lessons and as an extracurricular activity. In the summer, many local parks have free concerts with all types of music. You can go and listen to everything from big band to jazz, Christian to rock, and classical to hip hop. Many churches have free concerts, as well. By checking out some local websites or listening to local radio stations, you can find out about many free and interesting music activities.

Paul Ferrin hosts a hymn sing a couple of times a year at Radiant Church in Colorado Springs. He brings in some amazing piano players. It is spectacular to watch them play up and down the keyboard - truly inspiring. Churches in this area have some amazing piano players, especially some of the larger ones. This is also an excellent way to go and see some fantastic playing.

Additionally, local concert venues, such as the Air Force Academy and the Fine Arts Center, offer many different types of music for your entertainment. There are many popular bands that come here to play, and you can see everything from classical to Broadway, to country and pop rock. There is a lot of variety for this ever-growing and changing city.

 

If you’re interested in taking piano lessons in Colorado Springs and being a part of this exciting and growing music community, go to my TakeLessons profile, and find me in the teacher’s list to read more about my point of view on music and book some lessons with me!

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