14 piano lessons on technique for advanced players


By Ellie Palmer

24 March 2020

Enjoy our collection of in-depth advanced lessons, including advice on symmetrical inversion, gaining speed, avoiding tension, hand distribution and more

Advanced pianists... this one's for you!

We've put together a selection of 14 in-depth advanced piano lessons for you to get stuck into. We also have a selection of beginner, intermediate and jazz lessons. 

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Trills

Everything you need to know about perfect trill technique.

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 75.

 

Texture – Part 1

Graham takes a look at how to create convincing layers of texture and sound in your playing.

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 81.

 

Texture – Part 2

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 81.

 

Pedalling in Baroque and Classical piano repertoire

Learn all about the finger pedalling method used throughout two of history's most popular eras of music.

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 84.

 

Leaps and position changes – Part 1

Master the art of this two-stage process in Graham's lesson below.

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 87.

 

Leaps and position changes – Part 2

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 87.

 

Use of the thumb

The thumb is a very flexible and capable finger. Maximise its potential!

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 90.

 

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Symmetrical inversion

Learn how to use the piano's symmetry as a practice tool.

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 93.

 

How to avoid tension in your playing

Some crucial advice on how to avoid tension in your playing, specifically in repeated octaves, left-hand tremolos and tricky accompaniments.

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 94.

 

Piano lesson on gaining speed – Part 1

Let's slow things down and look at how to approach fast pieces.

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 98.

 

Piano lesson on gaining speed – Part 2

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 98.

 

Fingering: Hand distribution

Graham guides you through the process of taking notes written by the composer from one hand and switching them to the other hand.

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 104.

 

Technical exercises and studies for advanced players

How should we be practising exercises and studies? Is there a right and wrong way?

This lesson compliments his full-length article inside Pianist No 112.

 

 

SPECIAL: Pianist Martin James-Bartlett gives a lesson on Schumann's Kinderszenen

The British concert pianist talks through the technical challenges of this stunning piece.

 

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