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3 secrets to ear-training daily, even if you're too busy.

3 secrets to ear-training daily, even if you're too busy.

There is no silver bullet to learning to play piano by ear. There is no quick fix. No magic pill, shortcut or ‘get rich quick’ pyramid scheme for learning to play by ear. It takes time to get good! The problem for most people is in sustaining a level of practise with their ear-training that isn't boring, too time-consuming or ineffective. So here are 3 simple ear-training activities that you can do ‘on-the-go’.

Is learning by ear easier? Answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Is learning by ear easier? Answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Many people like the idea of learning piano by ear, but don't necessarily know that much about how it works. There's a host of unanswered questions jumbling around your head anytime you start to think about it!

In this post I've answered the most frequently asked questions that I receive as a piano tutor and a top piano writer on Quora. The aim of these answers is to help overcome any of the hesitancies a new piano student may have about learning by ear, so that the piano journey can begin with full confidence!

Is learning by ear worth it? What the best piano education experts really think.

Is learning by ear worth it? What the best piano education experts really think.

For as long as there has been the desire to play piano by ear there has also been some reluctance toward it. The truth is that learning by ear is as equally vital a skill as reading sheet music and today both methods of learning are combined to develop the future super-race of well-rounded musicians!

Discover why these piano education experts love learning by ear and steal their favourite ear-strengthening exercises!