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10 motivational piano practice tips

Motivation can be a tricky subject for pianists of all ages, says Melanie Spanswick Practising the piano and making progress are not always synonymous. Practising can be a tedious pursuit, demanding complete focus and concentration,

Five tips for piano repertoire selection

Choice of repertoire can be a stumbling-block for piano students needing to balance the needs of private practice with public performance, says Melanie Spanswick Piano students occasionally struggle to find appropriate repertoire. By

In praise of slow practice

Practising at very slow speeds whilst employing total concentration can transform a pianist’s playing, says Melanie Spanswick

The importance of breath control for pianists

Once you have assimilated breath control, this useful skill can be added to the smorgasbord of performing tools in your pianist’s ever-increasing armoury, says Melanie Spanswick

Ten tips for tonal beauty

Technical virtuosity is only one part of the pianist's armoury. Melanie Spanswick offers MUSIC:ED readers her checklist for creating a beauty of sound which goes beyond the skin-deep

Five tips for keeping in time at the piano

It may seem counter-intuitive, but spending structured practice time away from the instrument can reap rewards for pianists, improving memory and visualisation skills

Practising the piano – without the piano

It may seem counter-intuitive, but spending structured practice time away from the instrument can reap rewards for pianists, impriving memory and visualisation skills. Melanie Spanswick – pianist, writer, teacher, adjudicator and composer –…

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