“Efficient Piano Practicing”

Here are some tips for our young musicians on how to practice piano efficiently and be always well prepared for your piano lessons! Tip 1: always warm up!  Scales and short studies would be your best tools. It takes only 10-15 min to prepare you fingers to play the rest of your repertoire. Tip 2: divide your piece in small sections so your work doesn`t become too overwhelming! Tip 3: practice hands separately until you can play them both fluently. Tip 4: focus on difficult passages till they become flawless! Tip 5: practice without pedal. Check small sections of your piece without pedal so you can hear everything without masking errors. Tip 6: use metronome. Using a metronome is always a good idea for a while at least. Tip 7: focus on dynamics, expression and phrasing. And always be aware of the stylistic features of your piece. Working in detail can take hours but it is easy to put a time frame on it by deciding what you want to achieve when you sit down at the piano. So be realistic and set little goals for every session!  
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“Tricks of the Trade”

Dear Piano Students, This video masterclass is right for you! As you all know, scales and arpeggios should be an integral part of your practice diet. They can improve your piano playing as practicing scales daily is great for coordination, muscle memory, tone quality, intonation, theory and many more. We are sure your piano teachers taught you how to play scales and arpeggios at your piano lessons, but if you still have questions or would like to master the scales, please watch this useful clip. We hope it will help you practice your scales in a more successful way! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLnUNwd0AqM  
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Fall Enrollment Began

Dear Students!

Art of Piano Playing Music School is now enrolling students in New York City and Long Island NY for the fall semester in following instruments: piano, voice, guitar and flute. There is no long term contracts!

Your first lesson is 50% OFF! 

To sign up please contact us at artofpianoplaying@aol.com or 646-370-3264

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Good to know: “This is your brain. This is your brain on music”

Here is a link to a short Ted Talk that explains scientifically why playing music is so satisfying and gratifying. Enjoy!


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Summer Piano Recital, June 2014

The videos of our Piano recital are now available on the YouTube. Enjoy! Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-jjlQot4eg Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loQuThxtT3Q Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p30w_-Ov70 Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvlx2nmSh4M
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ATTENTION TO ALL POTENTIAL STUDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY!!! Art of Piano Playing Music School is now enrolling students for VOICE LESSONS.images 22Our voice teachers teach Bel Canto, Libero canto, and other techniques tailored to the needs of the singer. They specialize in teaching students from children to adults of all levels. Voice lessons focus on technique, breathing mechanism, diction, acting, expression and many more.   We are also enrolling students for  FLUTE-RECORDER LESSONS. A Recorder is a imagesflute-like woodwind musical instrument. Our Flute-Recorder program offers a great opportunity to practice ensemble music for students of six years of age and up. This beautiful instrument, also called Dolce Flute, is very versatile. It is highly educational and is able to produce music from any time and style, such as ancient melodies and contemporary songs, classical and folk. Skills of concentration, manual ability, expression and team work will be developed by students in a pleasant and gratifying way. For enrollment please contact us at artofpianoplaying@aol.com
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Group Piano Lessons are now available at Schools

Art of Piano Playing Music School is happy to announce that now we are providing Group Piano Lessons at Elementary, Catholic, Private schools and Day Care Centers in New York City and Long Island NY. Group Piano Classes have many benefits. It is a great opportunity to determine musical interest and aptitude; develop piano-playing skills and fundamentals. It is also an excellent musical foundation for young students who may not yet have developed the maturity needed to fully benefit from private piano lessons. Group Piano Lessons also help to develop memory and logical-thinking skills which help overall school performance. Students are able to play duet and group pieces, helping develop social skills. photo (25)Group Piano Lessons are a part of After School program with an option for students to enroll every semester. The same age and skill level children are grouped together into small groups. At the end of each semester piano instructors invite parents to Open Classes where children demonstrate what they learned. Activities vary from rhythm exercises, to ear training, listening, notation and piano playing.   Children from Group Piano Lessons are invited to perform at our semi-annual recitals held hr-0452-977-595--0452977595016in Manhattan: This is Justin with his Group Piano Class teacher Evgeni. Justin is performing "Old McDonald". It was obvious to the audience that Justin was concert ready, knowing his piece well enough to show great skill!   Group Piano Lessons prove that children enjoy learning in a fun atmosphere. Friendships develop, and the joy of sharing music is experienced!    
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Pictures of our Xmas Piano Recital are now available!

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Nicholas Roerich Museum Recital: “Inspired by Rachmaninoff”: Children’s Art and Creativity

Art of Piano Playing Music School took a part in the recital devoted to the memory of the greatest Russian Composer, Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), whose 140th anniversary is being celebrated this year. The concert was organized by The Russian Heritage Foundation on Saturday October 12 at 5:30 pm at the Nicholas Roerich Museum at 319 West 107 Street New York NY. The recital presented the children's creative works inspired by the Rachmaninoff's music. These included piano recitals of his music pieces, live performances of his romances, the literary translations, declamations, presentations, as well as the musical, dance and art improvisations by children of all ages who wanted to express their feelings when listening to beautiful Rachmaninoff's music, which, for some, stands as an archetype of the Russian soul in Russian Classical style. Please watch the video of the concert that is available now on the YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M-rU2DZs64&feature=youtu.be   7    
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Please watch this video of Evgeni Ninov playing “Toccata” by Sancan!

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