Intermediate piano lesson #3 – just released


We’re very pleased to announce David Hall’s third free Intermediate video tutorial on Pedalling is now available below.

Learning to use the pedal properly is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of playing the piano. In this third video for Intermediate players, David introduces you to the sustain pedal, how it works and three different types of pedalling. He highlights two common mistakes in using the pedal, and gets you to pretend to be a marionette doll to coordinate your arms and feet correctly – perhaps an exercise best left for when noone else is around!

And once you’ve mastered this one, you can move onto Dave’s fourth online piano lesson for intermediates in which he’ll get you playing some jazz and pop!

Click on the video below to get pedalling…

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Dave’s series of 5 Intermediate lessons will be released every Friday for the next few weeks.

If you missed lesson 1 on Practice Tips or lesson 2 on Harmony, you can find them on our blog page and catch up!

If this sounds too tricky, we have also released a free online series for Beginner pianists, assuming no knowledge of the learner at all. Check these out here and please share with anyone you think would appreciate learning a new skill during lockdown (or after!).

Be inspired to give it a go

Dave was described as a “musical powerhouse” when the Sunday Times came to review one of his courses recently. He was an organ scholar at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, and we’re very lucky to have him as our Musical Director at Finchcocks. He runs piano courses for adults of all ages at our weekend piano courses at Finchcocks – we have a grand piano for every attendee – incredible food cooked by our own chef – and luxurious accommodation in the recently renovated grade 2 listed Coach House.

If this sounds too easy, try out our online tutorial for intermediate pianists.

Press play below to start your journey!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and your musical background – even if you are a beginner. We’d love to hear from you.