Making progress….or not! piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

My video blog (vlog 14) today discusses progress. The usual expectation when taking  piano lessons is that providing you put in the practice time you will constantly improve and this is usually true. However, occasionally you will reach a plateau and it may take a while to progress beyond this point…..


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For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


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One thought on “Making progress….or not! piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

  1. I’ve put in what has added up to week after week of practice in six whole years and towards the end, I felt I was on a constant plateau, not learning anything in terms of playing and becoming more and more disenchanted and unhappy. The fact I go to as many recitals as I can (and enjoy every single one) makes me even more disenchanted and unhappy that I’ll never be able to play the piano. Sorry to be negative but, in the words of pianopop king Bruce Hornsby, that’s just the way it is…

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