Develop strong piano technique from the earliest lessons
Learning good piano technique as a beginner (or at any stage of learning) is essential. It helps to create a strong foundation for effective practising and many years of enjoyment at the piano.
Piano technique refers to how we use our bodies at the piano to create the sounds we want. When aspiring pianists develop a strong technique from their earliest lessons, they gain the physical skills they need to express the musical ideas in any piece they are learning. Without a solid technique, it is more challenging to develop musically.
Good piano technique is also the basis for 'healthy' playing. It enables pianists to prevent injury and fatigue at the piano. The more we understand about piano technique, the easier it is to find solutions to any technical challenges a student faces when learning piano repertoire. In essence, improving piano technique will allow students to play to the best of their abilities.
All of my students are taught healthy, effective technique from their very first lessons in a way that is inspiring and engaging. Because our physical technique is intricately connected to the way our playing sounds, fostering good piano technique is musically satisfying. It helps pianists to become the musicians they want to be!
I have undertaken private training to refine my piano technique and studied how to teach technique to beginner pianists. I continue to research and invest in my own training, and I love to share what I am learning with my students.
If you are a beginner pianist who would like to learn the foundational skills of healthy piano technique (or if you would like your child to develop a solid technique from their earliest lessons), I would be delighted to help you.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”