A new year just begun, and itās the perfect time forĀ positive changes and new piano achievements!
First of all, I want to thank you for an amazing year – 2011 has been extremely exciting for PianoCareer.com thanks to your questions, comments and support!
The holiday season has been hectic – besides the questions posted in āAsk Me a Piano Questionā, Iāve been receiving tens (sometimes more than a hundred) emails per day from piano enthusiasts from all over the world. Itās definitely an overwhelmingly amazing experience!!!
As I told you in my last post, I have many new interesting plans for 2012! Now Iām going to ādiscloseā one of them :
Here is the more detailed written description of this project:
āAsk Me a Piano Questionā! Wow! When I launched this little project, I had no idea that it will be such a rewarding experience! Piano questions keep coming and I realized that the simple ācommentā structure of this page is no longer suitable for the increasing flow of questions (not to mention the emails!).
Thatās why the first thing Iām going to do in 2012 will be creating an online piano community instead of āAsk Me a Piano Questionā. It will have the structure of a forum, but it will be much more than a forum!
Among other things, youāll be able to:
- Create a profile
- Have access to a member-only area where Iāll post exclusive piano tutorials (in the form of videos and articles)
- Ask piano questions
- Share audio and video recordings
- Share your goals and your progress (accountability creates better results!)
- And, of course – as always – Iāll reply to each and every one of your questions in a very detailed manner!
There is another reason behind this project: in my opinion, each one of you (no matter if youāre a professional piano student or an amateur musician studying piano by yourself) deserves to have easy access to real-time, detailed professional piano advice! As I often mention in my articles, correct information and correct piano ātrainingā are those secret ingredients which make the difference between a productive, pleasant practice and an inefficient, ātraumatizingā one. The Internet allows us to overcome any distance – and I plan to make good use of what technology has to offer for helping you play better, feel better and enjoy every moment of your piano journey!
Moreover, video tutorials will be an important part of this new project – 2012 will be the year of many videos – and many video answers to your questions! And, as I already mentioned, youāll always have the opportunity to share your own video and audio recordings – so Iāll be able to give you better practice and performance advice.
And donāt worry – PianoCareer.com in its current format is not going anywhere! All the old articles and videos will remain on the site, and Iāll keep posting new ones as often as possible. The change which Iām talking about is only an upgrade for āAsk Me a Piano Questionā – and not for the entire site!
Now I simply want to take to the next level my original plan: sharing with you my holistic approach on piano playing, music and life AND ādisclosingā the secrets of the Russian piano school.
The beginning of a new year usually gives us the motivation and the inspiration to change our lives for the better, to learn many new things and improve our skills.
In 2012, instead of being lazy or settling for old comfortable habits, gather up the courage to raise your piano standards! Practice smart! Learn new piano secrets! Improve your posture! Improve the quality of your sound! Improve your musical understanding! Improve your technique! Be strong! Be passionate! Make a difference!
Itās all up to you and Iām here to help!!!
And donāt forget – big changes happen because of the little things we do each day!
So, Iām currently working on making this idea come true! Solving technical site-building problems is usually the biggest challenge for me LOL – and I hope to figure everything out really soon!
Soooooo… stay tuned because exciting changes are almost here! I canāt wait to make this work and I hope youāll really enjoy this project!
Talk to you really soon!