Piano Technique Myths
Tech Myth #1: If you practice scales, your piano technique will improve.
Scales and technical exercises are an opportunity to improve, ONLY if you are clear on what practice skills and physical movement you do when practicing them.
Tech Myth #2: All you need to do is push down the right notes.
If you are only ‘learning the notes’ of the exercise and aren’t isolating the right arm and finger movements, your skills may get WORSE because you are repeating and reinforcing poor habits.
Tech Myth #3: "I'll remember what the teacher demonstrated in the lesson when I get home."
Good piano technique is complex at first. The great demonstration your teacher provides in your weekly lesson needs to been seen many times for it to become part of your piano technique. Seeing it demonstrated once a week isn't ideal. Seeing it demonstrated everyday, is 🎹