Category: Practicing Tips

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April 10th, 2011, No Comments

AVAILABLE SOON: ASK EVA MARTIN PAGE: Everyone has questions! I am here to answer your questions! Ask me any question, so I can answer it either privately or via a teleseminar or via subscription. VIDEO COURSES: I am showing you exactly how I practice, how I go about fixing errors, what to listen for, how […]

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The ease of preparing my students with the new book "Play Piano in all Keys"

May 31st, 2010, No Comments

New scales, Chords / cadences, arpeggios book introduction: “Play Piano In All Keys” by Eva Martin Hollaus. I have been entering students in the Annual Guild Auditions since 2001 and average about 26 – 35 students each year with a National or International program. All my students, with the exception of students I only had […]

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Beethoven, Czerny Liszt teaching technique and today’s take on technique

November 29th, 2008, No Comments

I found this great dissertation of 1992 of the comparisons of how Beethoven, Czerny and Liszt taught. I took the liberty to copy this paragraph of Czerny’s teaching that so much reflects what I am confronted with daily in my life as a piano teacher. Daily, I am speaking, teaching, breathing, telling, joking, the very […]

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Daily scale practice, how to get results

November 22nd, 2008, No Comments

DSCO concerto winners perform – Arts & Living: “I could not have been more amazed at Capone’s masterful and impressive execution of playing high and low scales and at his overall performance throughout this difficult folk-influenced piece. Because Capone is a sophomore, the Davidson community will have a few more years to continue hearing his […]

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Epoch Times – Interview With Finalist From NTD’s First International Chinese Piano Competition

November 3rd, 2008, No Comments

Epoch Times – Interview With Finalist From NTD’s First International Chinese Piano Competition: “Mr. Na has a deep appreciation for the power of music. “It’s something for the soul, like food for people. It’s possible to live without music, but it would be an empty life,” says Mr. Na.” What a great attitude, right from […]

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The importance of correct fingering

October 31st, 2008, No Comments

Oh, not another day of bad practicing,…. In my Studio. When are my students going to learn? How many more grey hairs should I get from bad practice habits? I often feel like being the bad witch badgering my students: “You must write in the finger numbers! Each note needs to be exactly defined! You […]

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Introduction

October 29th, 2008, No Comments

Hello all and hello to everyone who loves to create piano music: I decided to name this blog Piano How To, giving many, many helpful hints regarding practicing, playing, performing and preparing performances. My background is Classical Piano Performance, Coaching, teaching K-12 and Adult, all levels and abilities. I teach a very successful Classical Piano […]

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