I teach many different styles on the piano, and I also feel it’s important as a piano teacher to consider and take note of the current music scene, and try to keep up with modern music as well as previous styles. The various different styles I teach are classical, blues, boogie woogie, popular music, rhythm […]
Blog : Style
Martin has put together this collection of articles on playing the piano and style to help you improve as a piano player.
Beginning… Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September the 29th, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana. His nickname is ‘The Killer’, and for a very good reason. But before we get to that, let’s begin by looking at his early years. Lewis was born into the poor family of Elmo and Mamie Lewis, and began playing the […]
As a piano teacher (as well as keyboard) I get asked this question a lot, and it’s quiet easy to answer in regards to the playing style, but there is sometimes a difference in opinion when it comes to which is the better instrument to play (or the harder). Firstly, the difference in playing styles […]
There are many people who have inspired me to play the piano, but it took a while to find them… I began to learn piano many years ago when I was a small boy, and I didn’t really have anyone that inspired me at all at the time. The music itself was what inspired me […]
If you look up the definition of improvisation, you may get this – To invent, compose, or perform with little or no preparation. To play extemporaneously, especially by inventing variations on a melody or creating new melodies in accordance with a set progression of chords. I’ve been playing the piano for over 25 years now, […]