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by Sharma
06 Jun 2011, 18:46
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: How difficult is it to start teaching privately
Replies: 9
Views: 4978

Re: How difficult is it to start teaching privately

I started teaching privately a couple of years ago in London and things are going ok. The tricky thing is everyone tends to want lessons on weekday evenings, after school/work hours, so it's hard to fit in enough students. They biggest demand seems to be to teach children of middle class to wealthy ...
by Sharma
06 Jun 2011, 18:34
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Adult learning
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Re: Adult learning

C.C. Chang in his book, the fundamentals of piano practice, has some interesting things to say about adult vs child learning.
by Sharma
06 Jun 2011, 18:32
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Moonlight Sonata - Concert-Lesson by Pietro Rigacci
Replies: 1
Views: 2353

Re: Moonlight Sonata - Concert-Lesson by Pietro Rigacci

Looks fantastic and a wonderful performance as well. Pity the talk isn't in English.
by Sharma
06 Jun 2011, 18:30
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Students with skipworthy pianos...
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: Students with skipworthy pianos...

Lol, I know what it's like. Best is to be straight with them. If the piano is really holding them back they should know. The art's council in the UK offer a scheme called take it away where they are willing to give a 9 month interest free loan of up to £2000 for the purchase of musical equipment. Pe...
by Sharma
23 Mar 2011, 14:39
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Books that teach technique?
Replies: 19
Views: 5542

Re: Books that teach technique?

This one is free but has some really fantastic insight into practicing the piano, technique and more http://www.pianofundamentals.com/book The fundamentals of piano practice by C. C. Chang.
by Sharma
10 Mar 2011, 16:56
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: When did you start learning?
Replies: 77
Views: 36508

Re: When did you start learning?

I started taking piano lessons when I was 14 although I grew up with a musical background and had played some percussion and a tiny bit of basic piano before that. I started on jazz and then took up classical lessons a year later. My lessons where a bit patchy over the years but I spent quit allot o...