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The Parents Guide for Kids Starting to Learn Piano

Every parent wants the best for their child and it's challenging to find positive activities that they will enjoy. Learning piano at a young age was one of the best things that I did in my life. I am grateful to my parents for supporting and encouraging me. Piano is aligned with improved memory, mathematics, social, creative, reading and comprehension skills. Simply put, playing piano encourages your child to use their brain, their physical coordination and their creativity. Above all, playing piano taught me the enjoyment of learning a new skill and the rewards of being disciplined. This in turn, helped me…

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Preparing For Piano Recitals And Performances

Most students who learn to play the piano will encounter at least once, and possibly multiple times, the experience of preparing for piano recitals, concerts, auditions and exams. And if we really think about it, we can see that a recital is a unique occasion. The student is bringing music, the most sublime and beautiful of…

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Fun Games To Play With Your Child On Piano

Would you like to help your child learn piano? Here is a selection of fun activities and games to play with your child on the piano that will have them mastering the basics in no time. Contributed by Belinda Williams for Roland Corporation Australia One of the many wonderful benefits of the piano is that…

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Best Apps For Learning Piano

You might have heard the saying: there’s an app for that. When it comes to apps for learning the piano, the options can feel endless. Here’s a summary of some of the best apps available that your kids enjoy using. Contributed by Belinda Williams for Roland Corporation Australia The use of smartphones and iPads has skyrocketing during the…

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How To Find the Right Piano Teacher: An Open Letter to Parents

Dear Parent, as I began to think about what I’d share with you, I decided to write a letter. A letter to you, a parent who may be wondering, how do I bring music into the life of my child? How do I find the right piano teacher? Where do I begin? To start with, I want…

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Benefits Of Playing Piano For Children

The benefits of playing piano for children are significant. This article brings to light some of these in the hope that you will encourage your child to start their musical journey. While some children naturally excel at piano, few parents have the vision or expectation for their child to play professionally. It’s more important, rather, to look at the wealth…

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The Advantages Of Learning Piano As A Child

As a parent, it is sometimes difficult to guide your children towards positive activities that will help them navigate life and to become better people. The world is full of adults who wish that they had been encouraged to learn piano as a child. There is a wealth of evidence that suggests it is much easier…

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Helpful Tips Before Your Child Learns Piano

Many parents think piano lessons are the start of their child’s musical journey. This article will provide you with some useful tips on activities you can do before your child ‘learns’ piano. Contributed by Belinda Williams for Roland Corporation Australia Learning a musical instrument is an exciting time in a child’s life, and it can be equally exciting…

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How To Record A Whole Band In Your Home Studio

Before powerful home computers were commonplace, music recording required a considerable investment in hardware. Commercial studios were one of the only ways to access sophisticated recording equipment. While it can seem daunting at first, producing quality recordings at home is a perfectly achievable goal. All it takes is some recording/mixing knowledge, and some key pieces…

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Aerophone GO – A Student’s Perspective

Hello, I’m Caitlin and I’m a 15 year old saxophonist, pianist and clarinettist in Year 10 at Conservatorium High School in Sydney, Australia. I have played piano for 11 years, clarinet for 4 and saxophone for 6 months. Though I’m relatively new to the saxophone, I love playing and in two weeks will be sitting…

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Drummer’s Guide To The TD-17

Welcome to the complete guide to the TD-17! Use this guide as a goto resource of practical how-to’s for the TD-17. This guide starts with setting up and configuring the kit and covers the many possibilities for creative and productive practice and performance. Contributed by Simon Ayton for the Roland Australia Blog SETUP CONFIGURING THE…