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Piano tuning – how to find the right Piano tuner

  Other than trawling through the Yellow pages or the internet, finding a tuner near you can be time consuming. Other than friends, contact the nearest institutions to you that own pianos and ask them who takes care of their instruments. Get recommendations from the following: ·         Universities and music schools/academies […]

Beginners piano learning tips – part 2

  Tip 1 – Set a goal Have a goal every time you sit down to practice playing piano scales and arpeggios over and over ‘will not’ improve your playing. A goal would be to master a chosen piece within a certain amount of time by practicing it for 15 […]

Does music make you smarter? What the science says about learning/playing an instrument (Mozart Effect and all)

By Ugo Onwutalu It has often been said in various promotional material, media and popular culture that learning a musical instrument and listening to music has numerous benefits amongst which are the increase in memory, learning capacity, overall intelligence and emotional well-being. This reminds me of the Mozart Effect  popularised years ago as […]

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How to maintain good health & fitness as a musician

Watch your posture    If you are learning/play a musical instrument, take note, your body is sacred. This is because the act requires certain physical movements as well as a level of endurance, strength and flexibility, especially in practice where repetition is the norm. At the core of any good […]