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by Gill the Piano
29 Nov 2003, 19:35
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Learning by Listening
Replies: 6
Views: 11187

Teaching to play someone by ear is difficult; you need a natural ability to play without music - such as you yourself have. I have played the piano since I was 4, but the thought of playing from memory fills me with horror, let alone playing by ear - and I've got all sorts of musical qualifications!...
by Gill the Piano
30 Oct 2003, 20:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano not holding tune
Replies: 3
Views: 5247

Sounds obvious, but when you buy a piano it's usually been sold because the former owner didn't want it. If they didn't want it, they wouldn't have played it and certainly wouldn't have spent money on getting it tuned, so when you bought it, that could have been its first tuning in a long long time....
by Gill the Piano
28 Oct 2003, 19:54
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Teaching Piano In England
Replies: 2
Views: 5092

Basically, most piano teachers in this country use the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for examinations, but the Guildhall School of Music, Trinity College of Music and the London College of Music are also used extensively. There are eight grades in all these boards' systems, then the...
by Gill the Piano
25 Oct 2003, 20:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: School teacher are amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 5085

School pianos

What these teachers don't realise is what a false economy the plastic pianos are; five years down the line when something goes wrong with them and they try to have them repaired, the parts will be unavailable, and that particular model obsolete, rendering the "instrument" useless. Whereas the Knight...