Friday, February 29, 2008

Technique Week

For my students playing RCM piano examinations this June, this is the week that I spend nearly their entire lesson time doing a slow work-through of the entire technical requirements for their grade. In spite of the angry glances, groans of exasperation, and pleas for mercy, my students have been getting a clear understanding of where their strengths and weaknesses lie, as well as what work needs to be done by June in order for them to excel at their technical requirements.

Here are a few links for those inclined to spend some time perfecting their technical command of the instrument:

The 5 C's of Learning Piano Technique
5 Things to Remember About Fingerings
Build a Regular Practice Schedule Part 1
Build a Regular Practice Schedule Part 2

For those looking for a way to put it all together:

Find Your Muse, Find Your Process
Developing an Artistic Sensibility
Run the Program

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