Piano is the shortened form of the Italian word pianoforte; piano and forte being the musical terms for “soft” and “strong” respectively. The name is fitting! The depth and expressive range of a piano has ensured it was the choice of virtuosos and composers throughout history and now its widespread popularity is still attested in many forms of contemporary music.
Playing the piano has many great benefits. It can be a source of release from day to day tasks and has even been proven to increase brain function and help you become more successful in life. Whether you’re at a relative’s house or your local pub, a pianist can draw in a crowd and bring people together.
During the first few months of lessons, your teacher will help you become familiar with the instruments layout, develop some sight reading skills, while showing you basic scales and chord progressions that form the basis of all music. Your teacher will tailor your lessons to your wishes whether you want to learn a much-loved classical piece, become a nifty improviser or play your favourite pop song.
So if you want to be the next Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Alicia Keys or Norah Jones, at Al Pascal Music we’ll help you achieve your musical goals!