Throughout my years of teaching adults the piano, I have developed a unique methodology for adult piano learning and adult piano consumption that is specifically designed for adults to learn jazz in the shortest amount of time possible. During my jazz Zoom piano classes, one of the things I do is help adults learn all 12 keys of the major scale. One of the first exercises that we do together is to play throughout the cycle of 4th in the key and this cycle is called the I-IV- VII-III- VI- II- V-I progression. We will typically take this progression in the [...]
About Stefan JoubertStefan Joubert is the manager of Online Piano Institute and The London Piano Institute. He is passionate about world-class piano education and learning via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.
The Online Piano Institute is an online piano academy for adults who either want to learn from scratch or improve their skills on Zoom with highly qualified and experienced piano teachers who have a genuine passion for teaching. It is truly open to all adults from absolute beginners who have no previous music experience to those who are already proficient amateur pianists. I have titled this article “All adults can learn piano at The Online Piano Institute” as I would like to emphasis on the words ‘all adults’. People talk a lot and tend to make their opinion an absolute truth [...]
To the question “What do you do?”, I always answer “I am a pianist, master piano instructor and founder of several music schools for adults around the world”. The comment that follows is always: “Oh, I wish I could play the piano, but I don’t have a musical ear. My sister/aunt/cousin is very good at it, but it is not for me. I do not have any talent for music.” Touched By the Gods: The Divine Talent There seems to be a myth around piano playing, a belief that one needs to be touched by the gods or born with a [...]
We all know YouTube as it is a fantastic online platform on which we can watch videos about basically everything, ranging from tips on how to fix your printer to full documentaries about the second world war. It is undoubtedly an incredibly useful and amazing tool to gather information and watch programs on various topics. However, like everything else, it has its faults and qualities. If you watch videos recorded by renowned professionals in any field, it is quite exceptional to have access to thousands of quality content that will help you improve your knowledge and discover more about the things [...]
Learning anything these days, be it a skill or just to get information on a particular topic, the first instinct for most of us is to search for it online. From painting to beauty to technical software development courses, the internet has vast knowledge and resources available at our fingertips. Whether you are exploring new ideas or enriching existing knowledge, our first stop is to Google for it online. Music is no exception. You can learn to play instruments like the piano, guitar, drums, flute online from the comfort of your home, without having to go physically to a teacher. Learning [...]
Nowadays, when we want to learn something new, the first thing we do is go online to search for the possibilities. There are hundreds and even thousands of resources out there available at a click. People learn languages, cooking and many other skills like playing instruments: flute, guitar, drums, and piano. All that, online and with no teacher physically present to instruct them. With countless technological gadgets available, online lessons have become highly popular, especially after the COVID-19 situation in which we all had to stay at home and abandon our classes at institutes and schools. With this new modality, [...]
Learning to play a musical instrument online via Zoom or another platform, is a great new way of studying music!
Reason #1 - You can learn the piano via Skype with a master pianist from anywhere on the planet! Never before has learning the piano from an excellent piano online instructor been this easy and convenient. You can now benefit from outstanding quality piano instruction from anywhere on the globe. You can now learn with a master piano instructor regardless of your physical location. You no longer have to settle for potentially less-than-adequate piano lessons from your local piano instructor. You can now learn and master the piano online with an outstanding pianist from anywhere in the world. Our own master piano instructor, Celine [...]
Find out what equipment you need for your Skype lessons with The London Piano Institute The basic requirements At the most basic level, you do not need much to start your Skype piano lessons. You need to have an internet connection and a tablet, smartphone or laptop/computer with a webcam. Most laptops have a built-in webcam that you can use. So in essence, you really do not need much and you can get started with your Skype lessons right away! More sophisticated equipment At The London Piano Institute, we can work with you even if you learn with us via a [...]