Piano Resources

Outside of your practice time, you could spend time listening and researching for that favorite piece which you would like to play.

Here are some of the places where you can find music:

Canterbury University Library have a good collection of music scores.

Petrucci music library free classical music scores that are out of copyright.

Sheetmusicplus to purchase music scores.

Amazon great place to purchase music scores.

Naxos Music Library a great place for classical music listening, they have over 100K recordings available online.

Wikipedia for background information, although sometimes not 100% reliable.

Youtube it’s always good to watch other people performing the same pieces.

Your school library, local music shops, or your friends and family.

Here is something to get you started!

Valentina Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa is a Ukrainian-born classical pianist. Lisitsa resides in North Carolina in the USA. She is among the most frequently viewed pianists on YouTube. Lisitsa has followed a truly unique path to success, launching her career via social media, without initially signing to a tour promoter or record company. Lisitsa was born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1973. She started playing the piano at the age of three, performing her first solo recital at the age of four.

Despite her early disposition to music, her dream at that point was to become a professional chess player. Lisitsa attended the Lysenko music school for Gifted Children and, later, Kiev Conservatory, where she and her future husband, Alexei Kuznetsoff, studied. It was when Lisitsa met Kuznetsoff that she began to take music more seriously. In 1991, they won the first prize in The Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition. In the same year, they moved to the United States to further their careers as concert pianists. Their New York debut was at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in 1995. For more details of her journey as an artist click here.