The singer's process of choosing a coach or pianist is undoubtedly a personal one. Considerations of a pianist's ability are paramount: Can they play at a high level? Can they sight read? How much repertoire do they know? Can they coach diction? But what pianists also need to know about is the art of interaction--since singers are in effect developing their own body into an instrument, there is a personal element that is just as important.
Today's question is geared towards singers, and what influences their choice of whom to work with at the piano:
How do you choose a coach/pianist?
This comment thread is primarily for singers. Pianists: listen & learn.
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