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After almost four years, I have left my online video piano school PCA. As most of you know, I have been so, so satisfied as a student there. The quality of the lessons is so good!
But it is time for me to move on. This school is an online video school, and I have followed the curriculum meticulously almost to the end, and watched a lot of tutorials on different subjects. I have learned so much, and now I feel like working more with my own choice of pieces. I have found a skype teacher who also is a concert pianist, and she is great.

But I am also a bit sad, of course. The community at PCA is very friendly and supportive and I'll miss both teachers and fellow students.


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That's great, now you can compose songs or keep on learning on your own since you know the music theory for the most part, have fun and wish you the best on your piano adventures.

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Iā€™m so glad you enjoyed PCA.
Great news on the Skype teacher lessons! Please let us know how they work out šŸ˜Š


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Sometimes we have to know when to move on.

I'm sure you will make great progress with your new teacher. Good luck! šŸ‘

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Change is good and sometimes needed very much. Congratulations and good luck on your new piano journey.

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@Animisha - say ... " to infinity and beyond!" - all the best in your future progress, I feel sure you will continue to keep us posted as per normal on here matey smile

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Thank you all! Yes, I'll keep posting. heart


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When one door closes another one opens! Piano community is precious, hope you can recreate some of that connection on your new path.

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You're growing, that's wonderful!! I'm sure you'll find a lot of joy and growth with a one-on-one teacher, congrats!!!


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Yes!
All the best in the new chapter of your journey.


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That sounds like a fun next chapter! Happy to hear you found a great teacher you already seem to enjoy lessons with. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it!

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Originally Posted by Animisha
After almost four years, I have left my online video piano school PCA. As most of you know, I have been so, so satisfied as a student there. The quality of the lessons is so good!
But it is time for me to move on. This school is an online video school, and I have followed the curriculum meticulously almost to the end, and watched a lot of tutorials on different subjects. I have learned so much, and now I feel like working more with my own choice of pieces. I have found a skype teacher who also is a concert pianist, and she is great.

But I am also a bit sad, of course. The community at PCA is very friendly and supportive and I'll miss both teachers and fellow students.

Thanks for sharing your experience with PCA. I'm always on the look out for new approaches to learning.

Unfortunately with PCA, I have very little interest in the repertoire. I sort of want to pick my own pieces and play my own thing and I don't have time for anything else. I can see your dilemma here.

I'm more interested in developing sight reading skills, improvisional skills, memorization skills, and such. I have a teacher and we're using Alfred's but the situation isn't very stable. I started the Supersonics Piano Method on my own and I'm quite impressed with it... for some reason I like the compositions much better than Alfred's.

Congrats on graduating!

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Originally Posted by navindra
Unfortunately with PCA, I have very little interest in the repertoire

Before PCA, I tried "self-teaching" ha with Alfred's and slowly I started to dislike the Alfred pieces more and more. When I started at PCA, it was a relief not to play the same type of pieces. Gradually, I started to develop a deep appreciation for the beautiful melancholic sounds of the Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian pieces, and now I still add a lot of those pieces to my own chosen repertoire, from unknown composers such as Lukomsky and Lyubarsky.

(BTW PCA does also have pieces composed by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Mozart etc etc)


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Unfortunately with PCA, I have very little interest in the repertoire

Before PCA, I tried "self-teaching" ha with Alfred's and slowly I started to dislike the Alfred pieces more and more. When I started at PCA, it was a relief not to play the same type of pieces. Gradually, I started to develop a deep appreciation for the beautiful melancholic sounds of the Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian pieces, and now I still add a lot of those pieces to my own chosen repertoire, from unknown composers such as Lukomsky and Lyubarsky.

(BTW PCA does also have pieces composed by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Mozart etc etc)

Nice. I only tend to pursue a handful of the classical pieces... I suppose my tastes may change over time.

For the handful of classical pieces I'm interested in, I just use Josh Wright piano. He usually has the beginning of his tutorial on the piece on YouTube and you can purchase the rest of the video for $9 if it looks interesting.

Not a bad deal, in my opinion, for a casual student.

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Originally Posted by Animisha
But I am also a bit sad, of course.

No need to be sad. As you can always return to the school if you never need to.


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