Welcome to Pianist Corner! I’m Ettie Smith, a school teacher and an avid piano player. I started this website for two reasons:
1) I want to stay up-to-date with technology and do something to keep sharp for many more years. I think running a website provides the perfect solution!
2) Secondly, and more importantly, I want to share with you my collection of piano playing tips and tricks garnered over the years. Back when I was a kid, going through the whole rigmarole of piano grades and exams was just too overwhelming. The purpose of playing the piano is to enjoy the music that flows from the instrument, and playing any song I wanted without memorizing a whole load of music theory first just did not make sense.
Ever since I learned to “played by ear”, life has become much more fulfilling and exciting. Let me help you achieve the same!
From time-to-time, I recommend digital pianos, electronic keyboards, and piano playing tutorials that I personally believe will help make your learning journey easier. I hope you’ll find the write-ups interesting. If there’s anything you’d like me to review, please get in touch with me via the contact form.