About the Online Academy
The Practising the Piano Online Academy is the ultimate online resource for mastering and teaching the piano. It features a constantly growing library of over 500 articles, thousands of musical excerpts and hundreds of videos on topics including practising, piano technique and performing from renowned pedagogues
What is it?
The Practising the Piano Online Academy is an extensive, searchable, and regularly updated library of lessons, articles featuring:
- A growing library of 500+ articles of insights from renowned pedagogues brought to life with hundreds of videos and musical examples
- Downloadable resources including worksheets, eBooks, scores and annotated study editions
- Numerous options for finding the content to support you on your pianistic journey, including browse, search and bookmarking
- An extensive pipeline of new content and updates
Topics and content
Get the most out of your time spent practising with resources on practice tools and methodologies or improve your sight reading with sample sight reading tests.
Overcome technical challenges, improve your scales and arpeggios or learn how to develop a healthy technique and avoid tension.
Overcome performance anxiety, learn how to improvise or find resources to assist you in preparation for an ABRSM or Trinity examination.
Browse our growing repertoire library of annotated study editions, video walkthroughs and worksheets for over fifty popular works of various levels.
Develop your teaching skills and empower your students with our extensive collection of resources for teachers developed in partnership with the Piano Teachers' Course UK.
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The Online Academy is packed with information which simply wasn't available to me despite majoring in piano performance at university. Graham's articles on pedaling and Penelope Roskell's approach to healthy playing are just some of the resources I wish I had access to!
— Amateur pianist
As a piano teacher I am always wanting to improve both my teaching content but also my own personal growth. Being incredibly busy as so many of us are, I don't have time to take private lessons myself so this is an absolute Godsend for me. Thank you for all of your hard work. You've definitely filled a niche!
— Piano teacher
The Online Academy is a wonderful source to go to in times of confusion, it encourages you to think about new ways of study, supports your interest in all things piano and is full of exciting general information about the world of music. Thank you all so much for the work and dedication that goes into this brilliant resource!
— Conservatory student
This is an invaluable resource for teachers and students. I like the 'bite-size' approach of the walk-through process.
— Piano teacher
I really needed the inspiration and knowledge and guidance i have received from the academy. I really hope the available material continues to grow. I can not emphasise enough how much I have learned and enjoyed this, and been inspired.
— Adult amateur
The most professional piano related site I've found to date!
— University professor
The Academy is a treasure trove of enormously helpful material thoughtfully presented by excellent teachers and pianists. Thank you so much for this stellar resource and for your willingness to listen to user feedback!
— Adult beginner
Frequently asked questions
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