5 Reasons Why Hanon Exercises are Useless
Are Hanon exercises really effective at teaching piano students? Below, piano teacher James F. shares five reasons why he believes Hanon exercises aren't as useful as many think...
A lot of piano teachers swear by the old familiar Hanon exercises as a great way of teaching technique to their students. I strongly disagree.
Im familiar with a lot of different ways of developing piano technique, and I think that Hanon is among the least efficient.
Below Ive provided five reas
Feeling Stuck? Try This Fun Piano Exercise [Printable]
Struggling with a particular piano piece? Don't stress. It may just be time to take a step back and get your bearings. Read on as Spring Lake, MI piano teacher Val L. shares a piano exercise to try...
So youve been trying to learn a challenging piece of music for an upcoming piano recital or event, but there are still some parts that just seem to fall apart. If you are following the typical routine of playing it over and over, and making the same mistakes over and over, why not
Sad Violin Music That Will Bring You to Tears
An effective practice routine incorporates a variety of things, including scales, long tones, technical exercises, sight reading, and repertoire work. However, there is one other very important habit that musicians should incorporate into their regular practice routine, no matter what their age or skill level: listening to other performers.
Why is listening to other performers such an integral part of musicianship? For one, it exposes you to a wide array of timbres, techniques, and musical idea
Teach Yourself How to Sing: 5 Helpful Tools
Would you like to teach yourself how to sing, but aren't quite sure how to do it? Although hiring a singing teacher right from the start can get you where you want to be sooner, there are also some great tools for you to use when practicing on your own. The following can help give you a head start:
One key to singing is understanding the notes, so the first thing you'll need is a keyboard or piano. You dont have to invest in a grand piano, but getting your hands on a small keybo
Wanna Be a Music Major? 10 Guitar Strategies for a Successful College Audition
Is a music major in your academic future? Guitar teacher Brett M. shares 10 things you need to know to have a great guitar audition at the music college of your choice...
If youre a guitarist whos planning to continue your music education at the college level, then this may be one of the most important articles you could ever read.
In fact, its something that I wish I could have read, before auditioning and (luckily) getting accepted into Berklee College of Music over a dozen years