Piano Practice Guide
What should I practice to learn piano?
Here are some suggestions to help you learn piano:
Once again good specific advice.
What should a Royal Conservatory of Music piano student practice each week? Please answer in rhyming couplets.
A Royal Conservatory student, practicing piano,
Should aim for consistency, not just a one-time show.
First, warm up those fingers with scales and arpeggios,
Then move on to pieces, to let the music flow.
Technical studies like Hanon or Czerny,
Can help to build dexterity and avoid any injury.
Sight-reading and ear training, don't forget to include,
These skills are crucial and can't be misconstrued.
Challenging repertoire, should be in the mix,
To push your abilities, and you're playing to fix.
Lastly, review and refine, what you've learned so far,
Take your time, be patient, it will take you far.
So Royal Conservatory piano student, keep in mind,
Practice regularly, and you'll see yourself shine.
I may lose my mind.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.