Acoustic piano or digital piano - which is ‘best’? It’s like asking “How long is a piece of string?” It’s an impossible question because life is always about context and compromise. Budget, space and practicality are all matters that need to be weighed in the balance. The most important point is to make sure that music is being made!
Music is everywhere! Even if you think you’re not ‘into music’ it forms an integral part of everybody’s life. Incidental music makes sense of movie plots and makes advertisements memorable. We also use music to create a particular atmosphere or stamp a piece of our personality into a special occasion. You can’t get away from it - music is all around you.
Music is now classed among the Arts and Humanities, but this hasn’t always been the case. Only a few hundred years ago Music was classed as a Science. Although this sounds strange to our ears at first, it actually makes perfect sense. It also provides a helpful foundation of thinking in the way we approach our music practice. Of course, the best case is to take the best of both worlds and make a mix of the two categories!
When you’re working towards a performance exam there’s so much to practice: Piece A, Piece B, Piece C, Scales, Arpeggios, Broken Chords. If you’re not wise in how you manage your practice time you can let some aspects slip while you concentrate on one particular thing. Don’t worry! With a bit of nifty time management you can keep all of those practice plates spinning and keep on top of everything. I give tips and hints on how to make the most of the time you spend at your instrument - I even give you a template for a practice schedule.