Fast-track your piano skills & musical knowledge

Accelerando Piano’s collection of short videos provides the essential tips and tricks to improve your piano playing skills. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced player needing a little guidance, there’s something here for you.

Can’t get your head around the three types of minor scales? Don’t despair! This tutorial explains the difference between the Natural, Harmonic and Melodic minors. I also delve into why we have three forms of the minor scale in the first place! There are lots of written and musical examples so you can see and

If you want to get better at sightreading, improving your muscular memory is an excellent start. In this tutorial, I provide some simple and practical exercises for enhancing your muscular memory, so you instinctively know the interval distance between notes under your fingers.   This is a really beneficial skill to develop because it means

Want to check out your pedalling as you do the exercises in my Legato Pedalling videos but don’t have a virtual teaching studio? Use a Mirror – it’s as simple as that!


Want to know the technique for direct pedalling, and how it’s different from legato pedalling? Here’s everything you need to know!   My ‘Pedal Cam’ allows you to see exactly what my foot is doing on the pedal, and my additional ‘picture in picture’ view means you can see me, and what my hands are

About Jane

Jane Trotter is a professional piano teacher providing personalised, individual tuition both in-person and online.

With over 30 years of specialist knowledge, she teaches students ranging from beginners (both children and adults) to Diploma level.

During the lockdown last year I found myself with a lot more time to practise piano, but wasn’t progressing as quickly as I would have liked through YouTube videos alone. Jane offered lessons through Skype, which is extremely helpful as I’m only in Dunedin during university semesters.

Despite doing a lot of the learning through a computer screen, the lessons were still extremely personable, and Jane is a very patient teacher who has advanced my playing further than I thought possible in a year. I’m feeling a lot more confident reading sheet music, and playing pieces I thought it would take me years of practise to attempt.

I highly recommend Jane to anyone in Dunedin, or otherwise, as the lessons through Skype are equally as helpful and rewarding as those in person.

James Nicholls

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