How Does Personal Feedback for Classical Piano Course Students Work?

Personal feedback is a very important feature of the adult beginner piano course because it enables to deal with your current unique situation and help you with your very own specific issues. This way it ensures that you get the maximum out of the course and improve faster. It is good for catching mistakes and focusing on the right learning habits. I will be giving you personal feedback in different ways. Communication takes place via e-mail, exchange of videos and if needed also via Skype conversation. Look at the example video exchange below between me and my online piano student (he gave me permission to post the videos).

Please note that feedback is never obligatory. It is going to be exactly according to your personal wishes and readiness. For example some people do not want to record themselves or just want to learn completely alone. So feedback is all the time a possibility whenever you decide you need my support and it happens exactly according to your wish.

About the Video Feedback

Sending your videos and receiving feedback has multiple benefits to your development as a beginner pianist and for many piano students it is an exciting challenge. The prerequisite of getting feedback on your videos is a video of your own playing. Creating this video is very improving. After recording you will see yourself playing from a distance. Then you will discover a lot about your physical motion, and see a lot where you can change and improve yourself. Usually students want to give their best and record the best version of a piano piece they can at that moment. It is a natural situation where development speeds up.

After I receive your video, I will either:

    1) Record you a video, where I show exact things you could do to develop further
    2) Send you an answer as an e-mail, when video feedback is not necessary according to the content of the answer

Usually I will answer the e-mails straight away (or maximum within 24 hours). The video answers might take more time because I need to record and upload them. Usually it takes 1-3 days to get a video feedback from me.

How Does the Video Feedback System Work Step-by-Step?

    1) You will need to record a video of your playing, and then upload it (for example Dropbox, Youtube etc.)
    2) Send me the link of your playing
    3) After I watch your video and come to the best conclusion about what to say to help you go on, I will send you the feedback video

How to Organize Skype Conversations?

The only thing you need to do to get a Skype conversation with me is letting me know about your free times and the subject you want to talk about. If that is set, I will write you back and we can confirm the chat.

To get professional feedback specifically on your piano playing just join the free piano course and send me a video of yourself playing piano or just an e-mail with your questions. I will give a prompt answer.

My contact details are here:

E-mail: jaak@playingpianoblog.com
Skype: jaak.sikk.jr

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How Much Time It Takes to Learn Piano When I Follow The Adult Beginner Piano Course?

‘How Much Time It Takes to Learn Piano When I Follow The Adult Beginner Piano Course?’ could be one of the first questions that come up when you start taking piano lessons for adult beginners. You might have your favorite piece in mind and would probably like to see results very soon. If one starts and makes an effort, it is normal to be excited about the first musical results.

As the first short answer I will say that if you follow the piano course properly, in the end of the first free month you will be able to play four short piano pieces. These pieces are musically nice and include the fundamentals of piano technique that are inevitable for every piano player. The full list of detailed overview of playing techniques and skills you can learn in the first free month is also available.

The ability to play a certain amount of pieces is something that can be seen from outside as a fact. But at least equally important is the inner process of your piano learning and understanding how to improve piano technique further. Your development as a person and as a psychophysical whole is very important. The idea to integrate a person, help him/her be more focused, in a good balance and harmony with himself/herself is also an inseparable part of this particular adult beginner piano course.

The seek for truthfulness and a way of being where you can express yourself in a balanced and complete way cannot be successful in a rushed tempo. Rushing means, that the current situation is not acceptable and you have to force on the changes that accelerate the process. The mentality in this adult beginner piano course is the opposite – accept your current situation, learn new things, understand them in your own pace and get the best and most beneficial out of every new bit of information. Therefore your piano playing improvement depends a lot on how much piano practice per day you prefer and how much you go through the piano lessons step-by-step.

Integration process of a psychophysical whole of a person can be spotted by following indicators:

    1) Different body parts work well together without physical tensions and contradictions
    2) Your emotions are expressed through your body motions as piano technique and directed to music
    3) Your intellect is able to observe the piano playing situation, direct and clarify emotions and free up and better the way of your body movement

As these points show, your body, emotional side and intellect will all be engaged and I will even start existing as one entity. This is a very good and fulfilling feeling according to my experience. So when to talk about ‘how much time it takes to learn piano’ I want to remind that this very personal development as a human being is just as important as the ability to play pieces fast.

As this part of piano playing is very interesting and includes many details, concepts and viewpoints I would be most happy to discuss things with you whenever you have an idea or question. Take care!

Email: jaak@playingpianoblog.com
Skype: jaak.sikk.jr
Tel: +372 55 690 850

Read Answers to Other Frequently Asked Questions:

Is It Too Late for Me to Start Learning the Piano?
Am I Talented Enough to Learn to Play the Piano?
What Equipment Do I Need for Joining Jaak Sikk’s Adult Beginner Piano Course?
How Much Do I Need to Practice Piano?
I Cannot Sight-read, Can I Join the Adult Beginner Piano Course?
11 Proven Concepts for Effective Piano Learning Used in the Courses
Are My Hands Too Small for Playing Piano Well?
I Do Not Have a Piano, Which One Would Be the Best for Me?
How Does Personal Feedback for Classical Piano Course Students Work?
Are My Hands And Fingers Too Stiff for Playing?

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