Course Description

In this course you will learn how to memorize Piano pieces for your recitals/auditions/exams, so that you don't just rely on muscle memory, that can often fail in high-pressure situations, such as a Piano performance.   

If you have felt frustration, and that you'll never be able to memorize a piece, and be able to play it instantly from memory whenever you want, then this course is for you.  

 Module 1: At the Piano: 

This module will get you to start memorizing a piece, as soon as you begin to learn it, and avoid common mistakes that Pianists make, that slow the progress of learning, and memorizing. 

Module 2: Away from the Piano:

 One of my favourite parts! This is where we will go deep into how you apply theory, and analyze the music score, to really embed the music in your mind, and see how all the sections of the music connect, as well as compositional devices.

Module 3: The musical map in your mind:  

Finally, this is where you will realize how well you really know the piece from beginning to end,  so that you begin engaging all the senses of touch, sound, and vision. As well, you can imagine the sound you want to create, based on the composer´s dynamics, and articulations. and fill in any blank spots you may have, to prepare your pieces confidently for performance, so that you're not relying on having the score, and page turners.  

You´ll get lifetime access when you enroll, and there will be a short survey where you can let me know what you expect to learn inside, and give any suggestions for music you´d like me to cover in the examples part of the course. 

F.A. Q´s 

What level of playing experience do I need to take this course?

 I recommend that you have at least an intermediate level of Piano ability, and that you have a good foundation of knowledge in theory, so that can recognize harmonies, broken chords, scales etc. in your repertoire.   

How long are the videos online? 

All the time. You can study at your own pace, and take your time to improve your habits. I´ll be available in the course comments section to answer any questions you may have about a particular area of the course.

 If you have any questions, feel free to contact: 

Pianist Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

Since graduating from Leeds College of music, having studied with Helen Reid, Natalia Strelchenko, and continuing lessons with Peter Feuchtwanger, Daniel Roberts has performed around Europe and South America.In September 2009, Daniel was invited by Natalia Strelchenko, to perform solo pieces by Bach and Ravel, as part of the Egersund Youth Chamber music festival, Norway.Daniel has performed for the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe in the famous London church, St James Piccadilly, and also has performed with Duo partner Hannah Woolmer at London’s Foundling museum, Southwark Cathedral, and The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.In 2014 Daniel performed Beethoven’s ‘Emperor concerto’ with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic orchestra. Other performances performances with orchestra have included Beethoven’s 1st concerto, Chopin’s 1st Concerto, and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, and 2nd Concerto.In December 2013 Daniel performed in Brazil, at the Museum of modern art, Juiz De Fora. The recital included the South American Premier, of Peter Feuchtwanger’s ‘Variations on an Eastern Folk tune Book I’ and ‘Tariqa I.’ He returned in April 2014 to premier ‘Variations on an Eastern Folk tune Book II’.Daniel gave his Debut recital at the Feuchtwangen International Piano festival, Germany, in April 2015, performing the festival’s premiere of Peter Feuchtwanger’s ‘Variations on an Eastern Folk tune’ Books I & II.In December 2015 he performed Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ with the Orchestra Sinfonica Mario Viera in Brazil.In February 2016, Daniel gave recitals in London’s St Martin in the Fields, and Edinburgh Society of musicians, performing a varied program of popular pieces such as Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibtion’ as well as Eastern inspired music composed by his late teacher Peter Feuchtwanger.Future concerts include solo recitals in the UK and Brazil, concerto performances with the Woolmer Philharmonic orchestra, and Orchestra Sinfonica Mario Viera, as well as Chamber performances with Violinist Hannah Woolmer.Daniel also teaches the approach to playing of Peter Feuchtwanger, using his exercises and philosophies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Legal Notice

    • Before you get started

  • 2

    Module 1

    • Starting out with a new piece

    • Before you go on

    • Sight memorising

    • Spaced repetition to memorise deeper

    • Module 1 action steps

  • 3

    Module 2

    • Analysing the score, Bach Gigue in G minor example

    • Mendelssohn Andante Woo 6 example

    • Chopin etude opus 10 no. 1 example

    • Chopin etude opus 10 no. 12 example

    • Module 2 action steps

  • 4

    Module 3

    • Building the musical map in your mind and senses

    • Filling in blank spots

    • Rehearsal from memory

    • Module 3 action steps

    • One question to enchance the course for you even more