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TOP TIPS FOR HAVING A GOOD HAND POSITION

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Creating good habits from the beginning is crucial to long term success when playing the piano. Below is the difference between having the correct versus having the incorrect hand position.…

WHY READING SHEET MUSIC IS STILL IMPORTANT

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So why is it that reading sheet music is so important? Whilst some play by ear or improvise without music, we believe that it’s also an important skill to be…

OUR CONCERTS

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Every Easter and Christmas we host a concert where all our family, friends, musicians, students and parents are welcome! At Key Sounds UK, we believe music is a fundamental part…

PRODUCTIVE PRACTICE

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How much does practice really matter? Through past experiences and networking with dozens of highly experienced musicians from composers to conductors to teachers to instrumental musicians, we concluded that in…

PERFORMANCE

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Performing is portraying the the relationship between the musician and their instrument or voice. This includes expressing the meaning and message through live musical communication. Expression and musical knowledge can…

TIME

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Music teachers encourage their students to feel a sense of pulse or to focus on the sense of the rhythm in their music. The best ways to keep in time…

TONE

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The tone relates to the mood and intensity of the music. This requires the musicians to gain an understanding of the following: History and Context Mood Texture Style Knowing about…

TEST YOURSELF

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Open up what you DO and DON'T know. A common mistake we all make is over-practicing the parts we are better at, rather than the sections that require more of…

PITCH

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Pitch is how high or low one plays on a musical instrument. When we're talking about a piano, this is in direct reference to what note is being played. Notes…

SHAPE

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Shaping in music refers to the symbols and additional features which are added to pieces of music to create structure and variety. When it comes to musical shaping, musicians are…

HOW TO STOP NAGGING YOUR CHILD TO PRACTICE

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Research confirms that musical training can change the brain structure and improve long-term memory which can lead to enhanced brain development. In addition to this, the benefits of learning a…

WHAT IF WE COULD MIX LEARNING AND FUN TOGETHER?

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The easiest way to incorporate an element of 'fun' into music lessons is through teaching scales, arpeggios, pieces and the general basics of both the music and music theory in…
Krish on whiteboard at Key

ONE OF OUR FIRST AND YOUNGEST STUDENTS: KRISH

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Krish has been learning the piano since summer 2017 and has progressed rapidly for someone of his age - age 7 years old. The main reason we believe he stays…

EXAM TIPS AND TRICKS

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 Keeping healthy In the run-up to the performance, eating and resting properly are essential. If a performer is tired and run down they will start to doubt their abilities which…

URISSA’S MUSICAL JOURNEY

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Last week Urissa took part in her school End of Term Summer Competition and won! (Not to mention that during this competition she was able to perform to her entire…