Louise Woodcock Pianist
|Posted on April 4, 2021 at 3:55 PM||comments (1487)|
Are you currently unable to enjoy Piano Lessons in person? Try Virtual Lessons UK wide!
Although many students initially baulk at the thought of virtual piano tuition, everyone who has taken a virtual piano lessons course with me has really enjoyed the material & found this to be a valid method of learning - most students have exceeded their usual pace and achieved far more in a short time than they expected.
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|Posted on June 20, 2019 at 6:35 AM||comments (291)|
Can I Learn To Play Piano As An Adult?
Well, the answer is yes you can! Completely from scratch or brush up old skills.
How Long Will It Take Me?
Depends on your enthusiasm, aptitude, the time you set aside for regular practice and your end goal.
Having a huge desire to play piano for your own enjoyment or wanting to play at Muriel's wedding in six months - this is the end goal motiva...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 21, 2018 at 7:20 AM||comments (189)|
When is a music pupil ready to take an exam?
Starting from scratch the key is to develop confidence on your instrument learning co-ordination, most of the basic range, simple major and minor scales and arpeggios, some songs in simple arrangements. Ideally be ready to perform a song or two to a parent or friend. Music is a performance art and finding a small appreciative audience helps you to develop poise and self confidence. Don't let all your practice run...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 16, 2016 at 6:00 AM||comments (140)|
Top 10 Tips for Piano Performance Practice
Tip 1 - Clearly define your Performance event
Where will you be playing? At what date? To whom? What is the audience expectation?
This will be unique to your piano performance. The venue may have much influence as to the instrument available, the time of day, the atmosphere, the audience. The time of day will influence the type of performance ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM||comments (304)|
Which should I learn how to play - Trombone or Saxophone?
Both trombone and saxophone are heavy instruments suited to adults, teens and older children from age eleven. Younger pupils should start on Clarinet or Trumpet initially.
The saxophone is heavy and can only be played wearing a neck strap or full body harness strap to support the weight of the sax as you play.
The trombone requires a long arm to reach the lower sixth and s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 20, 2016 at 2:15 PM||comments (190)|
"My child has been learning music privately for some time now but our teacher has not mentioned music exams. Does this mean my child is not yet ready? When does a child normally take their first grade?"
Not all private tutors enter their pupils for music grade exams so first ask if this is the case?
In general pupils progress one grade level a year but not necessarily ready for grade 1 until one to four years depending on the age & ability of t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 20, 2016 at 1:50 PM||comments (447)|
You'd like to start music lessons but you don't have a piano or keyboard?
Trumpet or Clarinet Lessons?
Both these popular instruments can be learnt fom an early age, 5 years or even younger if you choose a special clarinet in C, designed for young children. Or even a plastic trumpet! Most children younger than 11 years will not have the arm reach for trombone so begin on trumpet. The sax is also best learnt from 11 years as it isa heavy i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 16, 2015 at 10:40 AM||comments (48)|
2016 - a new start - a new hobby!
Increase your positivity this New Year by starting a new hobby! I recommend taking Piano Lessons in Kent.
Studying music has many rewards and positive benefits to your physical and mental health, and will also improve your intelligence and increase the awareness of your senses plus inspiring your creativity and learning new skills like improvisation, memorization and composition!
No one is too ol...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 19, 2015 at 7:40 PM||comments (743)|
Are you too old to learn piano?
Here are some popular piano myths and the truth!
Children learn much more effectively than adults..
Absolute nonsense! Most of my adult pupils learn in four lessons the music my child pupils take over one year to learn! Truth. Why is this? Adults focus on the subject on hand - not their dog, their phone, their toys, their aches and pains, the latest joke. Adults invariably lis...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 1, 2015 at 6:15 PM|
A new school term begins!
Are you ready to start Piano Lessons?
Kent Piano Teacher Louise Woodcock teaches piano at all levels, styles and age groups. And lessons take place in your own home! This can save considerable hassle transporting children about and filling in the lesson time while you wait to take the pupil home.
Perhaps your child is entering school for the first time? It's time to consider learning piano!
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