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!

Student increases Piano Finger Speed by 52% in 3 weeks (using this Ancient method)

What is the ancient method?Hanon exercises, est. since 1873 (included in every level 😉) I’d like you to meet student @iglikullolli from Albania BEFOREHanon No. 6 at 72bpm.Hanon No. 6 @iglikullolli Dec 5 2020 (72bpm).mp4 974.56 KB AFTERHanon No. 6 at 152bpm.Hanon No. 6 @iglikullolli Jan 2, 2020 (152bpm).mp4 676.87 KB In 3 weeks of starting Hanon with the …

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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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What do I do if my pinky collapses when I play slow and loud?

My pinky still collapses when I try to reach for octaves. What should I do? What do I do if my pinky collapses when I play slow and loud? @chansamuel63 The pinky is naturally a weaker finger. We can strengthen it with drills and exercises like Hanon. 1) Check Your FormFirst, we must check your …

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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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