Taking lessons with a brilliant piano instructor is essential if you wish to make the progress you hope for, and interpret the pieces written by your favourite composers in the most appropriate manner.
Classical music is complex and definitely requires the guidance of an expert pianist. Several aspects must be learned and studied at the same time for you to become the well-balanced and accomplished pianist you deserve to be.
The support of an extremely skilled and highly experienced classical piano instructors will help you develop these parts of piano playing in the right direction: technique, sight-reading, interpretation, sound production, aural, theory and knowledge of the piano repertoire.
Finding an exceptional piano instructor who specialises in classical music is not as easy as it might seem at first.
It is essential to study with a piano instructor who is himself or helped a fantastic performer but also a formidable teacher.
It is quite rare to meet pianists who combine both skills perfectly and we are proud to say that all the piano instructors who work at The London Piano Institute are a perfect example of this rare combination.
Your instructor must also know how to approach and teach adults in a manner that is appropriate, that it is a different exercise to teaching children.
Once again, we are pleased to work only with piano teachers who have an unparalleled understanding of adult piano enthusiasts who play the piano for their own pleasure and a true passion to help them develop their skills.
Taking classical piano lessons via Skype or Face Time with The London Piano Institute has an other amazing advantage.
You do not need to commute!
Commuting is well-known as a terrible waste of time and unless you are extremely lucky, it is likely that you live at least 30 minutes to an hour away from a good classical piano instructor. It is even more probable that you reside a few hours away from an exceptional piano academy who specialises in teaching adults.
Commuting is also famous for being extremely stressful and tiring. By taking your classical piano lessons via Skype or Face Time with The London Piano Institute, you can then take a break and relax before starting each of your piano lessons.
You can then be focused and in the right state of mind to listen to the advice provided by our excellent piano instructors.
You must agree that it is a shame to attend an extraordinary piano lesson and not be able to concentrate due to the tiredness and fatigue generated by your commuting time.
Attending your piano lessons via Skype or Face Time are also much more beneficial for another reason: you are able to practise and warm up until the very last minute and therefore be totally ready when your piano lesson begins.
When attending piano lessons in person, you would have worked and commuted before attending your classes.
Playing classical piano requires so much precision than attending your lesson without preparation results in an initial poor performance.
All the world-class concert pianists must warm up before going on stage. It is the reason why backstages have been created. If they need to warm up until the last moment, how much more do you need to be ready when your piano teacher is available for your piano lesson.
What a shame to perform poorly a piece that you have been practising hard in front of your instructor, due to cold and unprepared hands!
The issue when attending piano lessons in person is that you cannot practise straight after your lesson as you must travel to go back to your office or residence.
An excellent piano instructor would surely use a note book to detail your homework for the following lesson, but by the time you get home again to practise you will certainly have forgotten a certain hand position or wrist movement necessary to the development of your piano technique or the interpretation of a specific musical phrase.
As you are still sitting at the piano when your piano lesson ends, you are then reproduce it again to ensure that it is assimilated, and therefore not forget it.
One of the challenge of being a classical pianist is to have to adapt to a new piano for each performance. All keyboards and pianos are slightly different so it makes this task quite difficult!
Once again, it is a real shame to practise hard on your own piano, and to hear a totally different result when you must show your progress to your instructor.
As the mechanisms vary, some keys are harder than others to press and it can change your entire feeling.
Thanks to the enormous advantage of playing on your own instrument while taking your piano lessons via Skype or Face Time with The London Piano Institute, you would then not face this issue. You would on the the contrary be able to produce all the various tones necessary to interpret a classical piano piece beautifully from your very first performance.
You would therefore not need to apologise to your piano instructor because you first need to adapt to his or her piano first!
Another exceptional convenience of attending your piano lessons via Skype or Face Time is the freedom of movement and location that both your instructor and yourself can have.
At The London Piano Institute, we have several students who regularly travel between two countries as they have another residence in Portugal, Italy, India, Dubai or other locations around the world.
Thanks to the freedom of movement that long distance piano lessons offers, you can therefore attend your piano lessons wherever you are on the day of your weekly lessons.
You do not need to miss lessons that would result in slowing your progress down, or have to re-arrange lessons and make it complex for your instructor or yourself.
As long as you have a piano (acoustic or digital), a computer, a good internet connection and a camera, you can still attend your piano lessons as per usual!
We have already informed you of the extraordinary privilege that you would have by attending your piano lessons via Skype or FaceTime with The London Piano Institute.
We would like to conclude by increasing the trust that you might not totally have yet in the possibility of learning the piano or improving your skills via a computer.
We would therefore like to insist on the fact that there are absolutely no negative aspect in learning via Skype or Face Time with The London Piano Institute.
We are, on our side, equipped with the latest Mac computers, an extremely high speed internet connection and excellent microphones and sound systems.
This installation gives all our piano instructors the possibility to hear your performances and watch all your hand and finger movements extremely clearly.
After reading this article about attending your piano lessons via Skype or Face Time with The London Piano Institute, we hope that you have developed enough confidence in the new technology and you can have the immense pleasure to study your favourite classical piano pieces wherever you are located around the world.
As much as there is no limitation in your location, there is also no limitation in the pieces that you can study at The London Piano Institute.
All our piano instructors are so experienced and qualified that they can equally give you the best advice whatever composer you wish to study.
Some of our piano students prefer the Baroque period and study mostly pieces written by Bach. Some others prefer the classical period, which lead them to practise Beethoven, Haydn or Mozart. Others love the Romantic period and work pieces composed by Chopin, Liszt or Schumann, while others are interested in playing Modern composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Schoenberg or even Stockhausen.
Whatever you needs and wishes, our unparalleled piano instructors will be delighted to help you become the fantastic pianist you deserve to be!
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Alternatively, you can also write to our manager Stefan Joubert at email@example.com to book your first Skype lesson.
Booking your first Skype piano lesson is very very easy.
Once you contact us, we will provide you with a list of time slots to choose from.
You can then select the time slot that suits you best, make your payment online via Paypal, Stripe or Square Up and then take your lesson at that specific time slot.
If you then want to join a regular Skype piano course we will then arrange your course for you and help you achieve your musical dreams!