Here is a list of essential books that deal with topics related to practicing piano and performance preparation strategies. Many ideas are oriented towards pianists, but as piano teachers, we can integrate these ideas as we teach new generations of pianists. Please contact me if you have written a review on any of these books and would like to share it as a guest blog post.
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The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart by Madeline Bruser.
Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians by Stewart Gordon.
The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness by Gerald Klickstein.
Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music by Angela Myles Beeching.
The Practice Revolution: Getting great results from the six days between lessons by Philip Johnston.
Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within by Kenny Werner.
Abby Whiteside on Piano Playing: Indispensables of Piano Playing – Mastering the Chopin Etudes and Other Essays by Abby Whiteside.