Pianist magazine, in association with Steinway Hall London, is proud to present its first-ever stand-alone app: Piano Techniques. When you’ve read the articles, watched the lessons, listened to the music, your playing will be better! It doesn’t matter what level you are – there’s something here for beginner through to advanced players.

The app contains some of the best articles from within the pages of Pianist written by its expert pianist teachers. Topics include sight-reading, chords, memorising, starting from scratch, returning to the piano after a long break, fingering, a star interview with Lang Lang and more. You can even watch and listen to Lang Lang perform at the end of the interview. He’s playing the gorgeous Liszt Romance (this piece was featured inside Pianist magazine’s Scores section in the current issue 76).

Aside from the articles, the app boasts over 50 pages of scores of varying styles and levels. That’s 18 full pieces to learn. You can listen to all the pieces first, played by Pianist’s house pianist Chenyin Li. Then there are some great videos lessons on some of the most important keyboard techniques – there’s nothing like watching the professionals demonstrate at the keyboard, as you well know. Talking of videos, you can watch also a beautifully crafted film on the making of Steinway’s limited edition Arabesque piano designed by Dakota Jackson. Just like Pianist, the Piano Techniques app is aimed at helping you improve.

Download it today at the App Store on your iPad and watch your playing evolve!


Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

For more information, please visit the publications page, here.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. bridieking says:

    Looks like a great mag! Could change the way I teach piano. Look out!! 🙂

  2. Fiona Lau says:

    Technique on the go on my iPad, fab!

  3. Claire Horsfall says:

    Looks like an extremely valuable source of information. My case for getting my own ipad instead of pinching my husbands has just got even stronger! A little shop in half term I think. Thank you pianist magazine! x

  4. Marilyn Petrie says:

    Just love the very informative pianist magazine I incorporate a lot of its wisdom and tips into my piano lessons. Have subscribed to it here in New Zealand since it was first published.

  5. Diana says:

    Pianist magazine is my piano teacher right now! Couldn’t do without my bimonthly dose of beginner/intermediate sheet music, tips and lessons. I bet the app is very useful too.

  6. Lu Lampson says:

    For me, Pianist magazine is a must have – it is so comprehensive and keeps me informed and up to date with my approach to the piano and to teaching. Thank you Melanie for this chance to win the Piano Techniques app!

  7. Tony Ronan says:

    Always buy it for the great scores and great techical advice and would love to have the App to make my day complete!

  8. Eduardo says:

    I want to win the app because I don’t want to pay $5.99 if i don’t know exactly what I am getting

  9. JohnW. Utuk says:

    Wow. Winning this app would be very helpful! Even as a teacher, there’s always room to learn more and ways to play better, and seeing videos and reading articles would definitely help with that! Thanks for this site and chances at learning more as a musician.

  10. Beck Tute says:

    Like everyone else here, I love Pianist magazine and the new app sounds amazing!

  11. D'Ann Beck says:

    Always looking for new apps and this one looks very interesting and informative.

  12. Anna Fagan says:

    Ahh — finally, an app that I may use for myself — not just my students! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  13. Sheila Dacus says:

    What a great idea! Thanks!

  14. Eniko Gaspar says:

    Great magazine with my favourite icon, Andras Schiff!! I’d love to win the Piano Techniques app. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. Beth T. says:

    I read about it in the magazine & was curious to learn more. I’d love to win it.

  16. Leon Whitesell says:

    So wonderful…you are helping to stimulate interest in the subject dearest to my being and passion!

  17. Maggie says:

    I would love to win this app! Thank you for doing this!

  18. Jeanette schulthess says:

    I need this, pick me, pick me!

  19. Thanks for the oppurtunity to win the app, sounds like a great addition to my ipad.

  20. Celia Dunsford says:

    Trying to re-kindle my piano playing from 40 years ago and need all the help I can get!- the app sounds great so would love to win it please – thanks for offering it here.

  21. Pamela Lim says:

    I hope to win the app as I am teaching piano part time now and feel that it’s very important to continue improving my techniques to further help my students. 🙂

  22. Looks great, but can comment only after using it. Any way I believe the technique cannot be learnt by reading alone, it requires careful observation and correction. Let see who comes up with this idea of providing learning support to beginner by observing playing style and providing corrections. A 2nd method would be to provide playing style of different patterns, chords, arpeggios, closed hand, open hand etc.

  23. foxxpianostudio says:

    Sounds like an wonderful and informative app to own! 🙂

  24. Pamela says:

    It seems like it would be a wonderful resource to add to my iPad and have it handy when needed at the piano during lessons.

  25. Karen says:

    Yes please – any new ideas to improve technique for me or my students is always a great thing. We never stop learning.

  26. The App seems brilliant. I have only just got a nexus so I am new to this App thing, but this is a must have!

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