Online Piano Lessons: Zoom Pointers

By |November 15th, 2022|Music Lessons, Online Music Lessons, Piano Lessons|

So, you have decided to tackle piano lessons and are concerned about what to expect when it comes to the first online lesson. The digital world has graced us with many options and possibilities for use in our daily lives, like online piano lessons. We see more and more benefits of the video conferencing service “Zoom” in our education, work, and social lives. There are plenty of advantages to taking a lesson online, but it [...]

Keyboard vs. Piano: What Exactly Is The Difference?

By |August 15th, 2022|Music Lessons, Online Music Lessons, Piano Lessons|

For most music lovers, the idea of playing an instrument can be exciting but difficult. There are many options to choose from, but starting on the piano is an excellent choice for a first instrument. While there are advantages to be had with the piano, you might run into some confusion about where to start. There are differences to factor in when choosing an acoustic piano or a digital/electric keyboard. Here are the perks of [...]

Zoom Tips

By |June 9th, 2021|Piano Lessons|

Tips for a successful Zoom Music Lesson or a Zoom Music Recital Here are some important tips for setting up your device for a successful Zoom music lesson or Zoom Music recital. Practice with family and friends before your lesson or recital to test your set up. 1. Internet connection It is important to have a good, fast internet speed (both upload and download) when using Zoom so as not to cut in and out. You may [...]

Introducing Piano Marvel

By |January 19th, 2021|Piano Lessons|

If you want to learn piano online, the Academy of Music is now offering online piano lessons using an amazing piano lesson app called Piano Marvel! Whether you’re looking for piano lessons for beginners, or to supplement your advanced piano ability, this intuitive piano learning app is perfect for you! […]

Piano VS Organ

By |December 1st, 2020|Piano Lessons|

At first glance, an organ and a piano may not seem that different. But once an organist or pianist sits down to play, they’ll notice that the type of music these instruments produce is quite unique. What’s the difference between a piano and an organ? Is an organ just a piano with 2 or 3 extra keyboards? Not exactly. These instruments sound different, have varying mechanisms to produce their tones, and require distinct training to [...]

Types of Pianos

By |December 1st, 2020|Piano Lessons|

Deciding to learn to play the piano is an exciting endeavour. We’re glad that you’ve chosen to embark upon this journey, and we’re here to guide you through it. One of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is: which type of piano should I buy? […]

How To Tune A Piano

By |November 26th, 2020|Piano Lessons|

When you purchase a piano, there is one type of maintenance that is essential to its quality and longevity: tuning. It takes time, patience, a trained ear, and a lot of practice to master the art of tuning. It involves a lot more mechanical know-how and precision than tuning a guitar. But by learning to tune a piano yourself, you can save money on hiring someone else to do it. Better yet, you’ll be keeping [...]

What To Look For When Buying A Piano

By |November 26th, 2020|Piano Lessons|

There are many reasons why someone decides to buy a piano. Perhaps you want to start taking lessons and need an instrument of your own to do so. Or, you’ve been playing for years and decide that it’s time for an upgrade. Maybe your child is of age to start piano lessons and you’d like to buy an instrument for them. […]

How To Repair Your Piano

By |November 26th, 2020|Piano Lessons|

The piano may be your vessel to create beautiful and unique music. If there are problems with your instrument, you won’t be able to produce the elegant sounds that your heart sings with. In this post, we’re going to cover common problems that pianists encounter with their instruments. We will include some basic solutions, but many issues will require that you call in a professional piano repair person. […]

Consonance and Dissonance

By |June 5th, 2019|Piano Lessons|

Humans crave simplicity. We crave complexity too, but under very different circumstances. The beauty of simplicity is that it’s easy to understand, and understanding things easily is important to our survival. Simplicity is especially useful in language, because tight definitions allow us to convey information in fewer words. I once had a friend ask me what the “shape that was like a square but two sides were longer and the other two were shorter” was; [...]

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