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Here you can find all the articles, videos and audios available: some are free and others are members only.

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Many diploma students worry about the viva voce part in a piano diploma exam (ABRSM).

In this article, I show you how to study for it, with a PDF chart and a video explaining how it works step by step! Are you ready?

SUCCESSFUL MUSIC TEACHING COURSE

I want to help you build your music teaching studio.

When I set up my own music teaching studio, I also experienced a difficult period. It took a lot of effort to achieve that dream, but most importantly, it took me a long time to find a real direction to build a successful music teaching studio.

After the solid establishment of my music teaching studio, it was very satisfying in many ways.

More Academic Readings: On Piano Playing and Performance

In this article, you will find a list of  reading references on piano playing, technique, performance, and psychology of performance anxiety.

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Seymour Bernstein is a prolific composer, pianist and sought-after piano pedagogue. He also keeps himself busy with book writing on the subject of piano playing, and the book "With Your Own Two Hands" is certainly one such great product.

The best thing I have ever learnt from this book is the use of arm weight.

ABRSMpiano2019-2020

This series is a complete course on ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces (2019-2020 syllabus). In this series, we will teach you how to interpret, perform and practice each piece in the syllabus.

This series is suitable for all piano teachers and grade 8 piano students.

Piano Technique I

Piano Technique is a crucial tool a pianist has to acquire should s/he is serious in playing the piano. It is a technique that helps the player understand perfectly and clearly how s/he executes the notes with different combination of actions in the specific parts of the arm (the fingers, wrist, forearm, upper arm, to the shoulder blade), so that it not only enhances one's playing, but it also provides the player an efficient yet effective way to produce the desired sound and tone quality with ease with minimum effort.