Watch me introduce a student (my husband Shane) to using the sustaining pedal for legato pedalling. He’s never done this before!

Check out ‘Pedal Cam’ which allows you to see exactly what Shane’s foot is doing on the pedal. You’ll also see a ‘picture-in-picture’ view, which means you can see us at the keyboard and watch our hands at the same time as watching our feet.

0:19 Introduction
1:25 Shane’s introduction to legato pedalling
1:47 Explaining the sustaining pedal’s primary functions
3:41 Introducing the ‘Legato Pedalling Exercise’ using the resource page
4:41 Teaching Shane how to place his foot on the pedal and the correct pedalling technique
8:12 Shane tries out the legato pedalling exercise
16:14 ‘Pedal with your ear’ advice
16:55 Shane tries to get out of practising his scales!

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Jane 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) through to Diploma level.

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