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Starting Piano Late

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 you.

– Drexanne Calibara (Taguig, Philippines)

Albert’s reply: We must always remember...

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Starting Piano Anew

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 understand what’s required to reach my goals on the piano, and also it really encourages me that you...

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Starting Piano Again

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 don’t mean to speak ill of anyone, but the teacher I had at the time was probably not the best. My mom...

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Piano Self-Learning

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 think it’s not a good idea, could you tell me what to expect in a half hour lesson? I’m...

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Piano Lessons Online

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 versus offline.

Benefits of Piano Lessons Online

Online piano lessons do have their advantages. For...

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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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 mind and body at once: we need precise control of time and rhythm, to apply a thorough knowledge of...

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Piano Lesson Software

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 question.

There have been innumerable piano lesson software packages released practically since the dawn...

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Piano Course Recommendation

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 that I have both. At this moment there is no piano teacher around, so I’m planning on taking a...

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Performing and Nerves

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 piano class in college, and I’m practicing, but for some reason I’m almost “freezing...

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Overcoming Performance Anxiety

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 recital before. I play really well when I’m practicing at home. However, when I play in front of...

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Online Piano Lessons

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 students seeking expert teaching but who are not, or are only infrequently, in Vienna to work with me...

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Offline vs. Online Piano Lessons

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 your agenda??

Most of the time, the quality and soundness of the articles on key-notes –...

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