Ten Levels of Piano Practice

“Practice is objective, organized, and rational.”

-Teresa Wong, “Piano Freedom”, p.73

Piano practice is a creative and step-by-step process. Here are the ten stages a piano player would go through in his/her practice, with no.1 being the most basic to no.10 the last level to reach the final destination.

1. Pitch and Rhythm (Notes)

2. Pulse 

3. Dynamic and Articulation 

4. Tempo 

5. Music Character and Emotion

6. Music Theory 

7. Composer and History

8. Personal Touch

9. Drill and Refine 

10. Play in lessons and Perform in concerts/exams/competitions


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