Is it possible to learn, practice and develop piano technique via online lessons? Do I need to see my teacher physically, or is watching it online enough? The answer is relatively easy, seeing that so many today learn how to do specific technical skills by watching videos on youtube. The issue is more about having an excellent, dependable online teacher. Let us consider face-to-face lessons. Here the student is taught in person as also in your online lesson. Both students are watching and listening to what the teacher explains, except it is possible to physically touch the teacher and observe from [...]
About Sonja JoubertSonja Joubert is a master pianist classically trained by the late master Mr Josias Van Der Merwe and the late Adolph Hallis. She is also an excellent piano teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience, specialising in jazz and classical piano.
The most undervalued pastime for piano students and musicians is to listen actively to music created on the piano. It might sound like an overstatement, but because ear training on your instrument isn't given the high priority it should be, pianists often forego the essential skill of listening to music. Yes, listening is a skill that you need to develop and nurture! That doesn't mean listening only to the pieces you are interested in playing or that you may appreciate, but all piano music, even those you might not take an initial fancy to. Why? For the very same reason that [...]
Online Piano Lessons Gift: Surprise your loved one with an exciting and lifetime gift experience Gift an online piano lessons gift as a gift experience and give your loved one a gift that simply keeps on giving and giving! Yes, a gift for life! Besides Christmas time, giving a gift to a loved one at any time or whatever the occasion is always a great blessing and received with much joy and thanks! However, finding a gift for a loved one is sometimes not the most straightforward project - trying to find just that perfect gift. Why not do the extravagant thing and [...]
How to develop my sight-reading with excellent online piano lessons. Sight-reading is not a gift. It is an acquired or practised tool. Although some would claim to only play by ear, any proper musician or piano player will be able to read music, even if it's not that fluent. Being able to read your sheet music fluently just places you on a much higher level Being able to read music and sight-read properly opens the door to: have the ability to enjoy learning piano pieces that you only dreamed of. give you the possibility to play with a band or another [...]
ABSOLUTELY - YES! I have just finished a lesson with a "new" student to piano training and was actually quite surprised at her enjoyment of the online zoom piano lessons and the way she sees it! This is not the first student commenting on the convenience of zoom lessons as well as on the great opportunity it creates to fulfil a heart's desire for them and many people all over the planet! As a piano teacher, my first reaction was not that positive towards zoom piano teaching, seeing that one is used to the face to face in person scenario. After [...]