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The Piano Superhuman Podcast
29 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
67 Year Old Woman Learns Piano - Her Progress and Lessons Learned
Sharon retired and picked up piano - she's been playing for a year now and is having a TON of success! She completely debunks the myth that "you can't learn piano when you're older" and has been killin it on the keys. In the episode we go over her mindset, how she memorizes music, how she warms up her fingers at an old age, how she overcame hands together coordination issues, and more.
15 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
How to Get Hands Together Coordination the Easy Way
Getting that darn left and right hand to work together is a HUGE struggle for a lot of beginner piano learners. But it doesn't have to be. EVERYONE goes through it, but there's a way around it that works every time. It's an 8-Step process that'll destroy any Hands Together issues you have in their tracks!
49 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Adult Beginner Learns Piano Successfully - Here's How
Katherine didn't start learning piano until she was an adult. The first couple years with her first teacher were a struggle... until she got a new teacher and discovered the Piano Superhuman lessons. Now she's been killin it and learning faster than ever. In this episode we talk about how she did it.
14 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
75-Year-Old Piano Player Learns FASTER Using New Practice Strategies
Maureen used to struggle with learning piano - until she discovered the power of using practice strategies and Accelerated Learning Techniques. In this episode we'll deep-dive into some of her favorite learning strategies, and how exactly she ramped up her progress.
31 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
4 Ways to Boost Your Piano Sight-Reading
A lot of people think that sightreading is ONE skill, but in reality it's a combination of FOUR subskills. So the fastest way to boost your sightreading is to isolate each of the four subskills, learn them really well, and then put them together. This kind of method, and implementing the "Sightreading Workout Plan" can give you a huge boost in your sightreading speed.
26 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
Experienced Piano Teacher Talks About Importance of Technique, Recording Yourself, and Slowing Down
Alecia is an experienced piano teacher I met back when I lived in Nashville. We talk about a lot of cool things in the interview, including the importance of recording yourself (for PRACTICE purposes), learning good technique (and scales!), and slowing way down when you practice. Enjoy!
17 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Piano Student Learns to Play By Ear FAST - Here's How
Fabian's a piano student who really put the effort into the Play by Ear Exercises- and it's paying off! He's learned to play by ear in no time by following the system, doing the exercises, and seeing the results. We also talk about other strategies he uses, like learning arpeggios and his practice routine.
21 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Olympic Training Applied to Piano
Olympians are the top athletes of their field. But there's a lot we can learn from them in how to learn piano faster. Concepts like Variability Training, Progressive Overload, and Attention to Detail can be seamlessly integrated into your practice routine to take your piano game to the next level.
52 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
New "Wholistic Learning" Approach to Piano
There's a new way piano is being taught to kids - and Gina, my guest today, has a ton of experience with it. This new system from the "Let's Play Music" uses many non-traditional methods for kids to learn not just piano, but really the concepts of music. For more info you can go here: https://www.letsplaymusicsite.com/
15 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
68-Year-Old Piano Player - Progress From 6 Months of Practice
I love the attitude of this Piano Superhuman Student. His name's Ken, and he's 68 years old an excited to learn! We talk about all the success he's had so far, especially when using the Hands Together Domination exercises and overcoming hands coordination issues, as well as using systematic practice structures.
11 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
How to Build Long-Lasting Motivation On Piano
Staying motivated is absolutely critical to getting good at piano. But a lot of people confuse the different types of motivation, and especially "motivation vs inspiration." The problem, is some of these types of motivation are short term. So they give you a fleeting feeling of motivation that quickly disappears the next day. In this episode we talk about how to to build long-lasting motivation on piano.
85 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
Is There a Better Way Than Our Current Clef System?
This is one of the most interesting interviews I've had. Here I interview Joey, on topics like: Is our current Treble-Bass clef system actually the best way to notate music? What is Spaced Repetition Learning and how can we use it to help our memorization? Routines and exercises for learning chords. Anyway, this is an interesting one! Enjoy.
14 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
72-Year-Old Beginner Learns Piano WithOUT a Teacher (WOW)
In this episode I interview Kenny, a retiree who had zero piano experience until he started learning at age 72. And on top of that, he learned piano online, without even having a teacher. So if there's anyone out there who thinks "you can't learn when you're older", listen to this one.
18 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
5 Ways to Get "Unstuck" From a Piano Rut
We've all been there... where we're stuck on a plateau and feel like we're just "spinning our wheels" and not getting anywhere with our practicing. Luckily, there are strategies to help you bust through those plateaus, and eliminate that annoying frustration that goes along with being stuck. Simple strategies like "Microburst Practicing" and The Sleep Trick can do wonders in helping you get "unstuck". More about those in the episode...
42 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
Piano Tips From an Expert Teacher
Peter Johnston (owner of the Epic Piano Arrangements YouTube Channel) shares his top strategies for teaching and learning piano. He currently has 60 in-person students (WOW) and has a lot of awesome info to share on how to learn piano more efficiently and get over your sticking points.You can find out more about his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCI-yJ8FNh1D_hvALSekZpw
2 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Become a Piano Superhuman - Podcast Trailer
Learn piano faster, easier, and better than ever before. The Piano Superhuman podcast details the tactics and strategies to take your piano game to the next level. We'll talk about the Accelerated Learning Techniques that will boost your practice efficiency and multiply your progress. Don't miss out on all the essential piano information.
30 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Intro - How Exactly This Podcast Will Help You Learn Piano Faster
Welcome to the Piano Superhuman podcast! This episode will be about exactly how this podcast is going to help you learn piano faster. You'll also find out the TRUE story about my personal piano journey (its a lot darker than you might think, I actually almost cry in the episode…) and the juicy details on how the podcast is set up and how it’s going to help YOU ;-)
37 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
The Boston Ballet Pianist Discusses How to Overcome Piano Performance
In this episode I interview Rebeccah Harrold the chief pianist for the Boston Ballet (WOW!). We’ll talk about strategies she uses to overcome performance anxiety during shows, how to overcome excuses when you practice, and how to make it in the music industry and actually get paying gigs.
11 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Can You REALLY Learn Piano As An Adult? (The Science Behind It)
Can you really learn piano as an adult?? We dive deep into the science of how adults differ from children when it comes to learning (hint: adults have some advantages you may not be thinking about…) and about my favorite students: the “Retired Go-getters” :-)
39 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
49 Year Old Beginner Pianist Uses Piano to Recover From A Brain Injury
The absolutely inspiring story of Andrea, a 49 year old pianist who got in a car accident, and has only been playing for a year, using the Piano Superhuman lessons. The progress she’s made is incredible. If you’re looking for some motivation, this is the episode for you.
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