Dr. Stephen Pierce enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, teacher, presenter, clinician and scholar. He serves on the keyboard studies faculty at the University of Southern California and Interlochen Arts Camp, and teaches privately in Pasadena, California. He is also an academic ambassador and examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Fix It: Teaching Tips for Playing Even Scales on the Piano

Major and minor scales and arpeggios are some of the simplest and most useful music patterns and exercises available to pianists to build and maintain their technique. Moreover, these patterns are the building blocks of all tonal music, so practicing them not only helps develop technical facility at the keyboard, it also helps to train our ears to listen critically and our fingers to respond accordingly.

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