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Pathways for Playing

Pianodao advocates a repertoire-rich approach to piano playing, with a focus on developing an Active Repertoire of pieces which you can confidently play any time, any place.

This goal is predicated on nurturing intrinsic motivation (the player’s love of music) rather than relying heavily on extrinsic motivations (such as exams, competitions and rewards), which research suggests can mitigate against the development of an ongoing interest in music.

The site also offers a unique set of opportunities to take your piano journey forward with Andrew’s direct personal support, including:

Recent Articles:

The Pianist’s Limits

“It is certainly not negative, lacking in faith or discouraging to recognise, wisely, that we all have limitations. On the contrary: it is foolish, arrogant and self-defeating to think otherwise…”

Who needs piano lessons anyway?

More and more players, especially adult beginners, are trying to teach themselves to play the piano without the support of a good teacher. And there are a growing number of apps, videos and books to help.

What (if anything) does a teacher offer that can’t be found elsewhere?

Piano Playing Covid

The Post-Pandemic Piano Player

As we emerge from the current pandemic, what will we all have learnt? How will we have changed in general, and as piano players?

Piano Lessons in Milton Keynes Online

Active Repertoire: The 2021 Challenge

We enter 2021 with growing numbers of pianists and teachers embracing a fresh direction and revitalised piano goals.

It’s time for a more positive vision of our piano playing! And here it is…

Rediscovering the Magic of Piano

There’s never been a better time to rediscover the magic, to ditch competitive striving in music education and instead embrace a deep, transformative love for music…

The Pianist’s Imperfection

If we could all, as piano players and teachers, have a lighter spirit and be kinder to ourselves and each other, I rather suspect that we would find that our pursuit of excellence and our appreciation of the beauty within “imperfection” actually go very nicely hand in hand…

The Pianist’s Resolution

The start of any new year or season is for many a time for making resolutions: for ambition, grit and determination.

But what are the ingredients of perseverance which will foster that success?

Playing like the Winter Sun

Cherish the music you play. Dazzle with the easy! Stop thinking in terms of levels and progress, and start thinking about reaching the soul.

Play like the winter sun…


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