As far as how to skip grades in piano, there are multiple ways, ranging from memorizing chords and scales to performing the piano with the same feel of those chords and scales, which will be the method you use (i.e. skipping scales instead of playing notes). But if you’d like, you can even make a list of chords to memorize and practice them, which then enables you to skip those chords when you don’t remember them.
You have mastered the piano, but you need to find new ways to teach it.
This is a very important aspect of teaching the piano. It means you have now realized that there are specific ways of playing the piano that work well for you that you can start building on. You will want to have more of these specific methods developed and developed, so that as you play you have the confidence that you can now pick and choose those you like and use them often.
In this blog post, I’ve been discussing the “three key” things that you can do to improve your piano skills and develop your musical ability. But I’m sure that all of you would also have seen that this isn’t enough. And that there are many other ways to improve your piano skills including the following:
Learn more and play more of a wide range of great piano songs. For example, many people would be very keen to learn a song by Stravinsky.
Learn piano in a foreign country.
Use a piano as an extension of their voice. For example, if you use an organ when you sing, you can use a piano when you play in a bar or two, but you will learn to use a great many other musical abilities in playing music: picking and playing in 3 keys, different chord sequences, etc.
Learn and play a wide range of great piano songs in a foreign language.
Read and listen to more great piano music, particularly by the composers of the last 3 centuries.
Practice more with a real musician than you have with a digital synthesizer or virtual version.
Practice with real instruments (i.e. a piano, drum set, etc.) that you play on a regular basis.
Develop your own musical style and discover your own music as you play and sing.
Do any of those things and you will certainly notice differences in your playing and singing, and this is where you really get started in terms of developing your musical capabilities as a pianist. In