How to practice piano

Where’s the Finish Line?

Where’s the Finish Line?

Practicing the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in G Major, an adult piano student wonders when she’ll be able to say she’s finished with the piece.

Practice Listening with Your Memory

Practice Listening with Your Memory

Practice listening using your auditory memory, recreating melodies and harmonies in your mind, to enhance your piano playing, suggests Jay Alan Zimmerman.

Rushing Haydn in Adult Piano Lessons

Rushing Haydn in Adult Piano Lessons

After flying through life, an adult piano student learns that practicing slowly is the only way to really learn and understand a difficult Haydn movement.

Burgmüller’s Opus 109 Amplified

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

Press Record to Improve Your Sound

Press Record to Improve Your Sound

One method to improve your sound in classical piano music is to record yourself playing. The mistakes will ring out with clarity and become easier to fix.