Piano for the Modern Musician

This Piano Video Series is intended for the ‘middle of the road’ piano player. For those Piano Students who have reached an impasse and can’t move forward.

‘Getting stuck’ is part of our natural learning process. In this Video Series, we’ll examine why that happens and how to get past it.

Piano Lessons

Think as a Piano Player Does

If we want to learn how to play a song or two to have fun with our friends and family, that is perfectly fine. There are many methods to learn like that.

But, if we want to take it seriously. Then we need to think as a modern piano player does. For that, we need to get rid of many misconceptions.

When we state: I want to learn how to play the piano. We are already mistaken. Because we do not play the piano, we play music. The piano is just an instrument we use to express that music.

At the same time, we could know all of the music theories in the world and still not be able to play as we like.

If we want to be able to sit down at the piano and express ourselves, then what we need is to understand music and its relationship to the instrument. That is the aim of this piano video series.

Practice vs. Theory

“Music is a lot like magic.” When we see musicians playing, it looks like magic to us! But also, musicians are just like magicians, they will show us the illusion, but will not reveal the trick behind it.

And even if we learn the theory behind it, it would not be enough for us to understand. The real “trick” is the thinking process behind it.

I’m not saying that we can magically learn how to play the piano. That’s not how it works, just like magic, music takes years of practice to master.

All I’m saying is that “if we want to learn how to play like a modern piano player, we have to learn how to think like a modern piano player.” 

And we can’t learn that from any book. Piano and theory go ‘hand in hand’ they have to be studied at the same time, which is how this series work.

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"Modern Piano Mastery: What Awaits You on the Keys"

Embarking on the journey to become a modern piano player opens up a world of possibilities and opportunities in the realm of music. In this section, we’ll delve into what you can expect to achieve on your journey towards modern piano mastery.

1. Versatility in Music Styles:
Modern piano players have the ability to perform a wide range of musical styles, from classical to contemporary genres like jazz, pop, rock, and more. As a result, they are not limited by a single genre and can explore and enjoy a diverse repertoire.

2. Increased Career Opportunities:
Versatility opens doors to various career opportunities in the music industry. Modern piano players can work as session musicians, accompanists, live performers, studio musicians, and even composers. This versatility can lead to a more stable and rewarding musical career.

3. Musical Collaboration:
Being a modern piano player allows you to collaborate with a diverse array of musicians, from vocalists to instrumentalists of different backgrounds. This enriching experience enhances your musical understanding and creative adaptability.

4. Audience Engagement:
Modern piano players can connect with a broader audience due to their ability to perform music that resonates with a wide range of listeners. This can lead to increased visibility and a stronger fan base.

5. Artistic Expression:
Modern piano players have the freedom to infuse their own artistic interpretation into their performances. This creative expression allows for a more personal connection with the music and the audience.

6. Continual Growth:
Pursuing modern piano playing encourages ongoing learning and growth. It challenges you to expand your technical skills, learn new techniques, and develop a deeper understanding of various musical idioms.

7. Adaptability in a Changing Industry:
The music industry is constantly evolving, with new genres and trends emerging. Modern piano players are well-equipped to adapt to these changes, ensuring that their skills remain relevant and in demand.

8. Original Composition:
Many modern piano players also compose their own music. This creative outlet allows for self-expression and the possibility of creating unique musical works that reflect personal experiences and emotions.

9. Diverse Performance Opportunities:
Modern piano players have the flexibility to perform in a variety of settings, from intimate solo recitals to high-energy band performances. This diversity of performance opportunities keeps music-making exciting and fulfilling.

10. Personal Fulfillment:
Ultimately, aspiring to become a modern piano player can be deeply personally fulfilling. It allows you to explore your musical passions, express yourself through your playing, and bring joy and inspiration to both yourself and your audience.

In conclusion, aspiring to become a modern piano player offers piano students a rich and rewarding musical journey characterized by versatility, career opportunities, creative expression, and continual growth. It is a path that allows individuals to fully immerse themselves in the ever-evolving world of music, making it a compelling choice for those with a passion for the piano.