Welcome to Purrfect Practice!
Whether you are a student, a teacher, or a parent, we hope that you will take the time to explore our expanding collection of resources and videos designed to optimise piano practice.
Starting with Technique Trainer 1, we offer unique learning tools to enhance the quality of piano practice.
Mastering piano technique is easy – the Purrfect Practice way!
Recent testimonials about Technique Trainer 1
‘I bought this book for my students, but it’s actually helped me too! I have an anxiety disorder, and over the course of doing my degree in music, it got worse, and along with it I became more and more tense at the piano so my technique suffered. It’s been very hard for me to reverse the damage anxiety has done to my playing. But I played through Technique Trainer 1 to familiarise before using it with students, and I found that actually focusing on technique instead of trying to just cope with the anxiety really helped me to start freeing up my joints and move fluidly again. I’m suddenly a lot more aware of whether I’m stiffening up or allowing my hands and arms to move freely. If this book can help me, I can’t wait to see how much it helps my students!’ – Niamh Francis
‘I’ve been using TTI with a very good student who was resisting technique and some articulations. She has responded extremely well with your exercises. I like the simplicity ….. In that the only thing you have to be concerned with is the technique…very streamlined.’ – Karen A. Schenck
I’d just like to say that since receiving my copy of Purrfect Practise Technique Trainer 1, my approach to teaching technique to my beginner/elementary students has changed entirely! My students love the book which is great, but I love it even more than them! The video’s are so useful not just to students but to teachers too as they really help to illustrate the techniques very clearly. I cannot thank you enough Jackie! If you are working on a Technique Trainer 2, I would be very interested in purchasing this if it’s released!’ – Laura Brothers
‘This book is far more important to teachers and students than its title might suggest. It is, quite simply stated, remarkable in every way. Order your copy now and you will be thrilled with it.’ – Professor Leon Whitesell
‘This wonderful book is a treasure of ideas, exercises, methods of practicing, rules and tricks of acquiring correct techniques for beautiful piano playing. Material explored is a ‘must have’ in a students and a teachers library. There are video demonstrations for each exercise, explained to the smallest detail. Demonstrations are clear, understandable for students to use independently, and the most efficiently guiding into beautiful piano playing with ease.’ – Ksenija Vojisavijevik
Technique Trainer 1
Watch a sample video from Technique Trainer 1
Technique Trainer 1 is available for digital download as a single licensed pdf, or as a studio licensed pdf. Teachers with multiple students using the book benefit from the freedom of the studio license, which allows unlimited reproduction of Technique Trainer 1 for a teacher’s students.
Technique Trainer 1 will also soon be available in hardcopy. Teachers with a studio license will be able to order hardcopy books at a 50% discount!
Enjoy these fun pencil games at the piano!
Playing the piano can be a lot of fun! It’s not hard to develop your skills when you use the right strategies.Purrfect Practice helps YOU to be in charge of your own practice! More coming soon.
Teaching the piano can be a truly rewarding profession when students progress well from week to week. The major impediments to their progress are poor practice habits and lack of understanding of appropriate technique. More coming soon.
Parents of children who learn the piano often face daily struggles getting them to practice efficiently. Piano Tecnhique, in particular, is traditionally an area in which parents feel unsure of how to guide their children at home. Purrfect Practice offers the ultimate solution! More coming soon.
“This book is far more important to teachers quite simply stated, remarkable in every way. Order your copy now and you will be thrilled with it.”
Professor Leon Whitesell
Retired Professor from University of Central Oklahoma
“This wonderful book is a treasure of ideas, exercises, methods of practicing, rules and tricks of acquiring correct techniques for beautiful piano playing. Material explored is a ‘must have’ in a students and a teachers library. There are video demonstrations for each exercise, explained to the smallest detail. Demonstrations are clear, understandable for students to use independently, and the most efficiently guiding into beautiful piano playing with ease.”