The practice of practising.

The practice of practising.

The practice of practising.

Why practising the piano is essentially important in the learning process.

Christian Dawson, our Senior piano teacher at WKMT studio, writes about the importance of practising piano on our own. He gives some great tips on how to do it properly based on his experience as a concert pianist and piano teacher in London.
Read this interesting article and let's start your practice in the best way.

Here goes a short extract of what you will find. We hope you like it and most important, it helps you!

You shouldn’t be nervous or anxious about any part of your piece or programme. Instead, you should feel excited to communicate the piece to your audience.  If you don’t, you haven’t learnt it well enough.  I regret not realising this for the majority of the years I was a student.  

Here’s what to do to make sure you don’t fall into this trap:

  1. Understand the background and history of the composer and piece before you begin to learn the notes.
  2. Familiarise yourself with the layout of the music; where is the climax of the piece, and how do you know?  Start to think about how you will interpret the performance directions and the technical challenges that will go with them.  Listen to recordings to start to connect with the music, but remember, they are for inspiration to help you develop your own voice and not to be copied!
  3. Highlight the most demanding technical challenges so you are already aware they will need more work.


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