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How to stay motivated while practicing piano

Learning the piano can be a challenge at times, but there are many things you can do to help you overcome any challenge and stay motivated. Playing the piano involves several things going on at the same time including: playing with both hands, having hand independence, using the foot pedal, performing with expression, and of […]

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10 sad songs every piano beginner should learn

Music often described as “sad” can be the most compelling, the most comforting, and the most enjoyable for all listeners. There are countless sad songs that utilize a piano in the instrumentation. The dynamic and harmonic range of the piano gives the pianists the avenue to express a variety of emotions. In turn, this allows

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Six reasons why piano beginners should learn music theory

When you first start learning the piano, there are a lot of things that can seem daunting. You have to make sense of all the keys on the keyboard, figure out how to maneuver your hands around the keys, and practice, practice, practice. But one of the most intimidating things for beginner pianists is learning

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1 4 5 chord progression: the backbone to countless hit songs

The piano is an inviting instrument with endless musical avenues to explore. One of these avenues is learning chord progressions that are commonly used in popular songs. But one chord progression, in particular, is so popular that it serves as the backbone of countless hit songs that we all know and love. This is the

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12 fun piano songs everyone should learn to play

Anyone can learn to play the piano, and there are plenty of benefits to doing so. Playing the piano can improve your memory, help with coordination, and even increase your intelligence. But most importantly, playing the piano is just plain fun! That said, finding new and fun piano songs can sometimes feel like a chore.

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Playground stories: Chris Vance, CEO of Playground Sessions

Playground stories: Chris Vance, CEO of Playground Sessions

Our CEO Chris Vance is not only the visionary behind the organization, but also the ultimate Playground Sessions success story. Struggling with the inconvenience of private lessons, and realizing that all of his practice time between lessons was alone, without the feedback from his teacher, Chris decided to build Playground Sessions, so he could more easily

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Playground Sessions — Best Piano Resource by Tutorful

Hey everyone! We are honored to by selected by Tutorful as one of the Best Piano Resources. Tutorful, the UK’s leading tuition marketplace, surveyed 60,000 of their students, parents and tutors to recommend the best ways to learn piano. Playground Sessions made the shortlist. This selection would not be possible without our thousands of users! We

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