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#3128261 06/16/21 02:04 AM
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Can anyone recommend A video piano course ? I have been following method books and most recently finished piano adventures level 3 and music theory book, i was thinking it would be nice to try something more visual like lessons with video and someone showing technique .

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Piano Career Academy if your interest is classical.
Her instruction on technique I have found very useful.
There are free videos on utube which should give you a good idea of her teaching.

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Hi Colette2!

I second Sundew's recommendation! The lessons on Piano Career Academy are excellent, the best technique lessons you can get. When you become a member, you can also record pieces from the very elaborate video course and get individual feedback.


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Hi Colette2!

I second Animisha's recommendation, and third Sundrew's! Ilinca is an excellent teacher, and her instructional videos are the best I've seen.

As an added benefit, the pieces you learn to play (from the book "The Russian School of Piano Playing") are both fun to play and musically interesting, much better than pieces found in most beginner texts.

PCA is more expensive than just about any other online course, but (as they say) you get what you pay for. In the case of PCA, I'd say you get more than you pay for. Highly recommended! smile


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For classical playing I doubt you could find any better videos than the above. I have only seen the free ones but I found the advice excellent.

There are masses of YouTube piano videos out there but how much time do you want to spend searching? Better to be practicing.

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Strongly considering giving PCA a go so that I can cement some good fundamental technique now that feedback on uploaded recorded videos is available. Quick question for those on the inside of the course - are the course lessons as crudely edited as all the "free" options on YouTube etc? I fond the jumpy nature of the harsh and choppy edits after every sentence she speaks really grating - I guess I may have to learn to live with this.


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I recommend PCA as well. I’m a beginner and following her course as my main method of learning piano. I find truly excellent!

@Hammertime, I don’t find the videos in the course jumpy or harshly edited. She has improved a lot her video editing and camera angles with time — the first videos in the course are from 2012, so since then a lot has improved.

The course content is a mix of long written explanations and detailed videos (including analysis of the sheet music, practice recommendations). All books and scores needed are included in the price too. There are around 1000 videos/lessons in the website right now!

I don’t find it "expensive", per se. It might be if you are comparing the course to the cost of a book or another online course. Where I live PCA costs per year, half the price of what weekly 30min private piano lessons would cost. So to me, it’s worth it. I find her material so high-quality, I don’t find the need right now for private lessons (and I doubt I could find as good a teacher where I live, unfortunately).


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Thanks Maira - glad to hear it's improved a lot - I guess I've been watching many of the videos from 9 years ago, this is an example showing the choppy edits after each sentence, and yes on the whole it seems like a great investment as well as a solid approach to learning piano technique.

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If you are interested in following Alfred's Group Piano for Adults Student Book widely used by college students, here is a playlist of level 1 from my piano teacher, though it may be below your level. I was told level 2 will be posted later this year.


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If you are interested in following Alfred's Group Piano for Adults Student Book widely used by college students, here is a playlist of level 1 from my piano teacher, though it may be below your level. I was told level 2 will be posted later this year.


Thank you so much for sharing your teacher's Alfred Group piano videos! That's the method I've chosen to restart with, as I'm very close to one of the intended audiences, non-piano music students.

I've been away from my piano for enough years that I've decided to embrace my return home (Today! Finally!) an opportunity to re-start piano from the ground up, but from a much more informed viewpoint and structured plan than I was capable of assembling when I first re-started in 2008 (thank you ABF & PW for the majority of I've learned).

Being an adult beginner on several instruments far more portable than a piano, I'm way more practiced on the ones that have been able to come along when I've needed to relocate here or there on very short notice. Now I'm (almost) back home, it's piano skills that I need to concentrate on (as opposed to general musical ones), and your teacher's videos address many of these very nicely. So thanks!

(I've been doing what basic technical review I've been OK about on my friend's absent college-aged kid's MIDI controller as we've been working to get me relocated back home. But I've been limited in what I've wanted to review by that irritatingly non-piano-y spring-loaded MIDI controller action)


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I am glad the YouTube channel is helpful, I forward your "Thank you" note to my piano teacher, and she is very happy someone find the videos useful. She also mentioned, if you have any questions or want to see videos for certain topic, feel free to ask.


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