Creative Keyboardist Blog
Featuring fresh ideas, tips and inspiration for adult piano students and those who teach them. Find older posts by category or keyword by visiting the Categories and Tags sections in the right sidebar. Welcome!
Take time to find a teacher who is an ideal match for your musical interests, goals and learning style. From most to least important for most adult learners, here are the important ways that piano teachers differ.
Warming up before practicing or performing helps you play better and faster (if the music demands it).
Learn the skills and routines that distinguish the highest-achieving adult piano students from others. Useful for both beginners and seasoned players.
Discover the best brands and models of digital pianos for beginner adults.
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.
Pete Jutras discusses the benefits and challenges of learning piano as an adult. Pete is well-known for his research on adult piano pedagogy.
Essential reading for the thoughtful pianist, The Pianist’s Problems answers perennial questions asked by students about musicianship, practicing and performance.
Learn 12 essential tools for writing a melody for piano, with examples from some of the greatest keyboard composers.
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.
What adults should consider to answer “What’s the best way for me to learn piano online?”