Welcome to the piano education website and online blog of teacher, published composer and author ANDREW EALES.
The aim of Andrew’s teaching and writing is to promote an ever-growing knowledge and enjoyment of piano music, supported by the ability to play with fluency, understanding, expression and confidence.
Pianodao is home to Andrew’s many inspirational blog articles, which range from instructional pieces to personal reflections on piano playing, teaching and the player’s wellbeing, all written to inform, encourage and advise, and free to access.
Discover Piano Music
Delve into the ever-expanding Pianodao Music Library to discover this wealth of music, sorted by level. What music will you learn to play?
Supporters are welcome to join the Pianodao Music Club, an exclusive private Facebook group where members can share their piano journey and enjoy exclusive discounts on sheet music.
Andrew also offers a flexible range of personalised learning opportunities, from regular lesson subscriptions to occasional consultations and a popular online video feedback service. Select here for more information:
From helping you to discover new music, right through to adding it to your Active Repertoire, Pianodao provides all the advice and support that you need to thrive at the piano.
Discover The Blog
To make browsing this large archive more enjoyable and rewarding, the major articles are organised in three categories, which you can explore here:
Andrew also regularly adds to The Fermata Series, which offers an opportunity to pause, and aims to express big ideas in short, reflective blog posts.
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“Andrew’s extraordinary blog Pianodao continues to attract enormous interest with an international following for its remarkably wide range of articles and reviews. Ranked the number one piano education blog worldwide for three successive years, it is a bastion of support, insight and inspiration for piano teachers and players.”
Head of Keyboard, Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester
Professor of Piano, Royal Northern College of Music
International Concert Pianist and Recording Artist
As well as his writing on this site, Andrew is the author of the acclaimed book How to Practise Music.
This essential pocketbook, packed with tips covering all aspects of how to practise any instrument, is published in both US and UK English versions by leading music company Hal Leonard.
“How to Practise Music by Andrew Eales is one of the best books related to instrumental teaching and learning I’ve read for years. It’s essential reading for music teachers, students and parents. If it isn’t yet on your bookshelves, it should be…”
Dr. David Barton
Music Teacher, Composer and Writer
Read more reviews here.
Andrew has also curated several music collections, which you can read about here:
Thank you for visiting the Pianodao website. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact Andrew using the form here:
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© 2015-23 Andrew Eales (or guest authors where credited).
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