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Teaching Yourself Piano

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Question: I’m 13 years old and I’m currently learning to play “River Flows in You” myself and I don’t have experience in playing keyboard. My goal was to master...

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Teaching Piano Lessons

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Teaching piano lessons can be a highly rewarding profession, as well as a very frustrating one. I’d like to share some tips with aspiring piano teachers to make sure their experience is a...

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Teaching Music

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Question: Hello Albert,

What in your opinion is the best way to teach music, I mean instrumental music: individually or as a group?

– Achilles (Gozo, Malta)

Albert’s reply:...

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Studying Music to Become a High School Teacher

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Question: Hi Albert,

I am a 17-year-old musician and I have played the piano for about two years now. As a late starter music has anything but come easy to me but I really do love and have a...

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Starting Piano Over

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Question: Hi there, Albert, I came across your fantastic Piano Site by pure chance although I don’t really believe in chance. I had formal piano training as a child for 6 months, then did a...

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Starting Piano Late

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Question: If I started learning how to play piano at the age of 13, is it bad? Will I ever learn to play piano like most pianists who started at a very young age? I really need your answer. Thank...

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Starting Piano Anew

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Question: Hello Albert,

Firstly I want to thank you for your marvelous website. I’ve only just discovered it a few days ago and it has already had an immense impact on me. It makes me...

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Starting Piano Again

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Question: Hello, I am new to this site, but like what I’ve seen. A little background about myself: I am a 48-year-old old female. I took piano lessons from age 7 to age 14 or 15. I...

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Piano Self-Learning

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Question: Hi Albert,

Thanks for this great site. I was wondering what you thought of an adult piano student studying on their own for a while, without a weekly lesson with a teacher? And if you...

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Piano Lessons Online

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Now that the internet is an integral part of life, piano lessons online are becoming very popular. I’d like to give you an honest review of what you can expect from learning piano online...

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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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Piano lessons for beginners are very often overwhelming due to the myriad skills that playing the piano requires. There might not be another activity that requires so many different aspects of the...

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Piano Lesson Software

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In our information age, machines have replaced people and piano lesson software attempts to take the place of your neighborhood piano teacher. But is it effective? This article explores that...

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Piano Course Recommendation

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Question: Dear Master Frantz: I am 72 years of age and do not know anything about musical notes or the piano. I’ve read that I still can learn if I have the desire and confidence. I think...

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Performing and Nerves

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Question: Hi Mr. Frantz,

Thank you for your site. I have a question which I was hoping you might help with:

For some reason I’m facing a lot of nerves when performing now; I’m in a...

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Overcoming Performance Anxiety

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Question: Hey Albert,

I learned how to play piano myself, but learned the music theory before in band class. I haven’t taken piano lessons before, so I haven’t attended or perform a...

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Online Piano Lessons

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I’m pleased to announce the availability of online piano lessons with me personally, from anywhere in the world! Direct, one-on-one piano lessons online are a highly practical solution for...

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Offline vs. Online Piano Lessons

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I received a most unusual question:

Are you trying to kill piano teachers around the world?? You HAVE to know that one-on-one, in person instruction is better than ANYTHING online.

What exactly is...

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Dancing and Music

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Question: Your site is fascinating in that it defines what is very much ‘the elephant in the room’ when it comes to modern dance.

Most – approximately 90 percent of dancers, even...

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Mastering Your Craft Interview

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Renowned coach, author and speaker Rasheed Ogunlaru asked to interview me on the subject of mastering your craft. We had plenty of fun recording this video interview live:

Feel free to tease me...

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Mastering Piano

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Question: In every area – technique, ear training, reading music, etc. – what’s the progression in each, from beginning to mastery?

Say with technique, developing a mechanism...

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Looking at Your Hands

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Question: Hi Albert,

Excellent performance for the Japanese earthquake program. I noticed that you kept your eyes glued to the keyboard. My music teacher (about 100 years ago) told me to not look...

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Is Musical Talent Hereditary?

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Question: If the piano was invented in 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori how can people be born with the ability to play the piano without a lesson, or a savant’s ability to play difficult...

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How to Find a Piano Teacher

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Beginning piano students are in a poor position to evaluate teachers. They have as yet no yardstick by which to measure a teacher’s skill; moreover, they often enter into their music studies...

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How to Discover Musical Interest in a Child

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Question: Hi Albert,

My 14-year-old grandson will be spending a couple of weeks with me this summer, and I would like to find out if he has any interest in learning to play the piano. I would like...

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How Much Musical Talent Do I Need?

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Question: Hi Albert, I was wondering what you would suggest for a person that doesn’t really have any musical talent? My brother plays the guitar and now the piano. I am starting to learn...

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