The Gift of Arranging

Although she didn’t have typical classical piano lessons, Gail Fischler learned chords. She went on to arrange music, including a book of Christmas carols. »


Cast a Spell with Schumann’s Album for the Young

Tips on how to play and interpret the contemplative No. 30 from Schumann’s Album for the Young, and create variety to avoid monotony in the repeating motif. »


Women Composers Celebrated in Classical Piano Recital

AmateurPianists organized a recital featuring piano works by all women composers during Women's History Month. Amateur performers share what they learned. »

Accessible Piano Repertoire from Latin America

An interview with creators of Piano Accents: Latin America, accessible piano repertoire minus the cute pictures, a good choice for advanced beginner adults. »


Latin America Music for the Piano

Dr. Gail Fischler, piano teacher and speaker, advocates that piano students expand their repertoire from classical to Latin American popular and folk music. »

At Last, Accessible Classical Piano Music

An advanced beginner pianist offers her picks for accessible classical piano music that appeals to adults, including Philip Glass, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. »

That’s Pearls to My Ears

Improving piano technique doesn't have to mean practicing boring scales and exercises. Disguised as repertoire, Burgmüller's studies make the work fun. »


Adult Piano Student Strangles Burgmuller’s Pastorale

Here is Burgmuller’s Pastorale, Opus 100, Number 3, performed by yours truly at her adult piano lesson, in all its straightjacketed glory. I recently experienced, in my study of Burgmuller’s Pastorale... »