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The Best Digital Pianos for Beginner Adults (2023)
Discover the best brands and models of digital pianos for beginner adults.
7 Things You Can Learn Before Your First Piano Lesson
Are you an adult beginner who is ready to take lessons … yet can’t possibly wait for the first one? If you get the following seven concepts down, you’ll be well ahead of the game at your first piano lesson.
The Benefits of Learning Piano as an Adult
Pete Jutras discusses the benefits and challenges of learning piano as an adult. Pete is well-known for his research on adult piano pedagogy.
The Pianist’s Problems: Book Summary
Essential reading for the thoughtful pianist, The Pianist’s Problems answers perennial questions asked by students about musicianship, practicing and performance.
12 Essential Tools for Writing Piano Melodies
Learn 12 essential tools for writing a melody for piano, with examples from some of the greatest keyboard composers.
Strategies for Reducing Performance Anxiety Every Piano Student Should Know
If performance anxiety keeps you from playing for your teacher at the level you know you’re capable of, there are proven strategies to reduce it. Here are the five most useful approaches.
The Best Online Piano Lessons for Adults
What adults should consider to answer “What’s the best way for me to learn piano online?”
Online Beginner Piano Lessons for Adults
Learn what it’s like to take lessons as an adult beginner at Creative Keyboardist. Unlike most providers of online piano lessons, we specialize in teaching adults.
Composer Spotlight: Jeanine Yeager
Composer Jeanine Yeager discusses her music and thoughts about teaching music composition to adult piano students.
Why Do Adults Study Piano?
At Creative Keyboardist, we ask new students about their deepest motivations and intentions for studying piano. As a lifelong learner myself, I’ve found that clarifying my motivations for a learning project is tremendously helpful for enhancing my enjoyment of the...