Lucien Lu

Hi, I'm Lucien (LLCM Licentiate, ARCT Teacher's, ARCT Performer's). My mission is to help you learn any piano song you want to play, even if you don't have a piano teacher. Having played the piano for 20 years, I hope to inspire in students the same love for music that I have for piano. If you're willing to put in the work, I'm willing to help you achieve your dreams!

My fingers are curving inwards when I’m playing. Is that problematic? Any way to fix it?

My fingers (esp. on my right) are curving inwards when I’m playing. Is that problematic? Any way to fix it? @chopinwithme Yes it’s a problem, but it’s fixable – I’ll give you the exercises on how to do them. Usually this is due to lack of finger strength. The first step is to make sure …

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How can I develop my Ear Training Skills?

Here are 5 exercises for ear training that I did for 10 years of classical piano training: Identifying Intervals Being able to identify the distances between notes. If you have perfect pitch, this will be easier. If you don’t, this is still doable. I’ve coached people without perfect pitch and you can definitely develop relative …

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Should I look at my hands or at the music sheet while playing piano? Is it a bad thing to play piano by memory?

Should I look at my hands or at the music sheet while playing piano? Is it a bad thing to play piano by memory? vn.angelica A pianist will look at all 3. You will look at your hands, the sheet music, and from memory. You will always look at your hands when you’re playing, unless …

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How can I become better at Sight Reading? Any recommendations for books, exercises, videos?

How can i become better at Sight Reading? Any recommendations for books/exercises/videos? @haroons_piano To get better at sight reading you must: Read new music every day. The new music you read every day should be slightly lower than your level, so you can train your reaction and reading skills. Learn to read the musical notation …

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How to increase the span of your hands? Use this drill.

Hanon No. 31. Play at least 1x every day. Answered in today’s flash briefing episode: Source: Instagram DM Here’s the question of the day submitted by @sebasfigue1256: “Hi, my hand is having trouble reaching all the notes, anything I can do to increase the spread?” So I think the question to the best of my ability here …

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How do I read music faster and make less mistakes?

QuestionOriginal source: Facebook GroupFeedbackOriginal source: Facebook GroupAnswerOriginal source: Facebook GroupNoshin Saiyara Ahmad, I love that you’re doing what you love!4 tactics for reading faster:1) read more music2) play more repetitions3) learn music theory4) use flash cards If I were you, I’d use the flash cards every day. If you know 30+ people and you can match their …

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