Welcome to a site that talks about music and liberal arts and their place in the modern world. Those interested in this subject will find a lot of interesting stuff on our site.
This is a site that promotes liberal arts with a small focus on piano teaching. Posts on this site will have both the explanatory and exploratory nature as they will contain information on subjects that concern the liberal arts and piano in particular.
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Keep an eye on our site as we will introduce piano lessons shortly.
When you think about piano teachers, you automatically think of great composers and pianists from the past. Making a list of those people would be easy and not informative as lists like that are everywhere. What the internet lacks are the lists of piano instructors and teachers that are still alive and that are available to people.
We could also write about contemporary piano teachers whose work costs thousands of dollars for private classes. But no, we will write about people who spread their knowledge about piano to masses. We are talking about bloggers and streamers who are proficient at piano, and they share their knowledge with people who are willing to learn from them.
Notable individuals that teach piano
– Wendy Stevens
Wendy Stevens is the owner of a blog through which she teaches people how to create and compose musical pieces. She also teaches the piano which she prefers over other instruments. She teaches people how to play the piano and write music on it and also she is open to those that want to become better teachers than they are at the moment. Every secret she uses is shared with other people so they may profit from it.
– Graham Fitch
There are many amateur bloggers and when it comes to blogging Graham Fitch is an amateur. But besides that, he is a pianist renowned all around the world and a teacher of the piano as well. It’s a blessing that an individual like him is willing to share his knowledge through blogging as his knowledge and expertise are unparalleled.
Graham Fitch is a very diligent person, and all of his blogs come out on the schedule, never missing the time mark. They are also highly informative, and people can learn a lot from simple tips and tricks that he teaches. Both students and teachers of the piano can learn a lot from Fitch’s blogs.
The history of the modern piano goes back over three hundred years, and during the time the instrument didn’t see many changes that improved it considerably. The original instrument, of which there is one at the display in Metropolitan Museum, is almost identical to the modern pianos. There have been some improvements over time, and they did improve the instrument, but the basics of the piano from the 1700s are still the same.
The instrument started as something else, and harpsichord has a lot of influence on the invention of the piano. Harpsichord could produce several different sounds, and that gave inspiration to people to create a key-based wire instrument that could produce dozens of different sounds. The inventor of the piano as we know it was the Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, and his first instrument was exhibited in Florence in 1709 where it achieved a major success. The earliest piano of Cristofori that survived was from 1720, and as we mentioned, it is exhibited in Metropolitan Museum.
Traditional and digital pianos in modern age
Technology and innovations are there to improve everything, and musical instruments are not the exception. And we can see those changes in the form of digital pianos. But this doesn’t mean that digitalization is the best option and that it makes an instrument better. It does make it cheaper to create and thus more affordable, but the overall quality of sound may suffer.
A good example of more affordable pianos is a digital piano. An expensive digital instrument will produce sounds that come near the quality of traditional pianos, while those more affordable pieces have a sound that lacks in quality. They are perfect for modern music as it doesn’t require the quality and the range that a traditional piano offers.
Traditional pianos are still around, and the amount of modification of them is close to zero. They provide the real sound of the piano, and many opera pieces use them due to their range of sounds. Orchestra also uses traditional pianos as well as some artists who want an authentic piano sound instead of a digitalized replica.