Piano technique

Develop a Seeing Hand at the Piano

Develop a Seeing Hand at the Piano

Train yourself to sight-read fluently, without looking down at your hands or the keyboard, using these examples from piano repertoire at different levels.

Understanding Tempo Rubato

Understanding Tempo Rubato

The push and pull of tempo rubato is a tricky concept for this adult piano student, until she comes to understand rhythm through the poetry of Mary Oliver.

Bottoms-Up with Sight-Reading

Bottoms-Up with Sight-Reading

Sight-reading classical piano music isn’t easy, but one adult piano student offers tips for improving your skills, such as reading the bass line first.

The Case of the Extended Pinky

The Case of the Extended Pinky

In adult piano lessons, Nancy M. Williams realizes her pinky finger sticking out signals weakness. Scales help her strengthen muscles and improve technique.