Piano Essentials: Listening Skills

Piano playing is a much loved art form.

It is as much about bringing enjoyment to those listening to your music as well as to yourself, so it’s really important to develop keen listening skills where you can hear the different nuances of sound.

Just as an artist paints with different shades of colours, […]

The Power Of Daily Habits

Plant The Seeds And Reap The Rewards!

Where learning the piano or any musical instrument is concerned, a consistent daily routine for focused, goal-oriented practice is recommended for progress.

It is in the small actions we take on a daily basis that lead to significant outcomes in the longer term, even if we don’t notice […]

Practice Good Habits: 5 Piano Posture Essentials

1. Relax And Remember To Breathe!

Stress can create tense playing, as can physical muscular tension.

If you are not in a relaxed state, take 3 deep breaths and feel any tension release from your body before starting. 

Stephen’s Piano student demonstrates great posture.

2. Adjust Chair Height And Distance From The Piano

If your piano bench is […]

Learn to Play The Piano With The Liverpool Academy of Music

Why Do We Listen To Or Play Music?

If there is one thing I cannot live without, it would be music.

It is a universal language that transcends all boundaries, and can communicate to us on a deep, emotional level.

“ Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” Ludwig van Beethoven

Listening to […]

Piano Accordion and Piano Teacher Spotlight – Julie

Instruments:  Piano Accordion & Piano



The Piano Accordion – A Father’s Gift For Life

The major influence in Julie’s life was her Ukrainian born father, who played the accordion in Ukraine and Poland, during World War II, entertaining military personnel.


When Julie was 13, her father brought home a small black 80 bass Settimio Soprani  Piano Accordion, […]

Our Covid-19 Promise

Safety First
First and foremost, I hope everyone is keeping well, safe and socially distant. In the past 3 months the Nova Coronavirus has taken control of our lives: isolation, work from home (WFH) and remote learning has now become the new norm.

The Crossroads Hotel has pinned Liverpool/Campbelltown on the map as a “hot spot” […]

Violin & Piano Teacher Spotlight – Maja Petrovski


“What I play I feel through emotions and relive directly.
That magic is forwarded to the audience and mostly has a positive impact on listeners
– even when the composition is a Lullaby” – Maja Petrovski

Storytelling through the magic of melody
Maja Petrovski is a highly accomplished violinist and pianist originally from Serbia. Although she now calls […]

6 ways to find music inspiration at home

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, we are all starting to feel the sheer lack of inspiration that comes from being stuck at home day after day. If you’re struggling to get motivated and looking for that special something to spark your creativity, give the following six tips a try.
Explore music outside […]

Digital piano vs keyboard: Which is best?

You’re keen to learn the piano. Fantastic. But now you’re faced with a big decision: should you buy a digital piano or keyboard? Perhaps you’re not even sure what the difference is. While both offer many benefits for beginners, it’s important to take the time to weigh up the pros and cons before heading […]

How to make music practice fun

The only way to get better at something is to practice, right? Practicing your instrument regularly is crucial if you are to improve and reach your full musical potential – but what if you simply don’t enjoy it? What if practicing becomes something you dread, just another chore that takes away from hanging out […]