It's been a few months since I last updated. I've been wanting to blog and record videos about my progress more regularly and now finally got the time to do it. It is still a dream of mine to go study piano at a music school. As an adult starting my musical study this late, … Continue reading Progress Update
It's been a few weeks since I decided to set my heart on getting into music school. It's going very well. I'm practicing more than ever and studying every area of music diligently (theory, ear training, etc). The only thing, though, is that I'm already beginning to feel tension building up. I feel the need to … Continue reading The Gentle Path
I have some exciting news I'd like to share. Recently, I've decided to study piano seriously rather than just doing it as a hobby. I'm not sure how far I can go since I'm starting this quest as an adult, but what's most important to me is the process and I'm excited to see where it will take … Continue reading On A Quest ♪
I got my exam results a few weeks back and I passed with merit! I'm actually very surprised by the results because I thought I made a lot of mistakes in the exam. The results came out much better than I'd anticipated so I'm very happy about it :). My scores: Piece 1 - Bach = 22/30 … Continue reading Piano Exam Results!
Last Monday I finally sat my very first piano exam (ABRSM Grade 5). The overall experience was nerve-wracking to say the least. I started preparing for the exam last June and had about 5 months to prepare. Five whole months seemed like a lot but for someone like me who'd never taken a music exam before, … Continue reading Sitting My First Piano Exam
I've been having a bit of a hard time with piano these past 2 weeks. I'm learning Bach Prelude in C minor and it's taking me ages to memorize the piece. This is my first ever complicated polyphonic piece and I'm just not used to it and keep forgetting and making mistakes. It's been a month … Continue reading Difficulties with Bach
I started piano lessons again last month after a 2-year hiatus, and I'm planning to take the ABRSM Grade 5 Piano and Music Theory exams this November. I've never taken any music exam before so it's a good way to challenge myself. I'm quite terrible at dealing with nerves and performing for people so hopefully this … Continue reading Prepping for Exams