5 advices for a better sight reading

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As a collaborative pianist, sight reading is my everyday’s life. Many people asked me how did I learn or practice to get this ability, and it’s hard to answer! It is not a skill you can really develop with a teacher or at the school, it comes progressively. So, for the ones that are interested to improve their sight reading, here are some tips. More

5 tips to prepare your final exams

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We are starting a new academic year now and I am sure that many music students are starting to prepare their final bachelor or master recitals. I have passed through many exams of this type so yes, I know what I am talking about and how it feels! I even prefer competitions. Final exams are very stressfull, all the teachers and your friends are going to be there and you will feel naked. You can’t play bad this day.  The fact you are asked to play the most technically demanding pieces of the repertoire is also not helpful: Bach, etudes, classical sonatas… you can’t choose. So, here are some advices how to prepare successfully. More

My favorite playlists (4): Tchaikowsky

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Favorite Playlist

 

Another of my favorite composers is Tschaikowsky, although I’m very tired of his Piano Concerto – indeed a great piece, but played way too often. I will start my playlist with a nice solo piano piece that I would love to learn whenever I find some time for that, it’s called Dumka. More

Exploring 5 activities you can do as a pianist/musician

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Since last march, I’m not a student anymore. Enough said… :-?

I thought many times what to do and as everyone know, the situation in Spain right now is really hard with the crisis – I guess it’s very hard everywhere for musicians anyway. Despite of looking for jobs as a teacher in music schools or trying to work free-lance from concerts and gigs, I realized that I won’t solve my life this way.

This year has been really nice so far as I’m working with 2 agencies from US since this summer and having lots of hope to get concerts and a worldwide promotion, but it doesn’t solve my ends of months right now. Lately I’m working on many projects at the same time that are not solving my ends of months neither but hoping it will, little by little. Here is list of the activities I have been doing, and I hope it can also give inspiration to other musicians or pianists. More

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