A teen who takes singing lessons has a limitless number of same-age, vocal idols. A quick search of Youtube will bring up talented teen singers with thousands, if not millions, of subscribers. So it’s no wonder that motivating teen singing students is easier than motivating teen piano students.
To find teen or young adult piano superstars requires a little more digging. But they are out there, and your teen piano students need to know about them! Watching successful young piano players light up the internet, brings certain level of “cool” to the piano that will make your teen students’ lesson experiences feel more relevant.
So, in today’s post we’re sharing five Youtube piano superstars that you and your teen students need to check out.
Five Piano Playing YouTube Superstars
If you have ever had concerns that the piano is not a relevant instrument for teens, your worries will fade when you see the talents of the five artists we are showcasing below. Learn their names, subscribe to their channels and inspire your teen piano players. Let’s get started:
1. Peter Bence
At one time, Hungarian pianist Peter Bence was the certified by Guiness as the World’s Fastest Piano Player…. but that isn’t why your teens will love him. He covers some of today’s most popular music and his performances exude cool. Oh… and he owns barefoot piano playing. Check out his rendition of Toto’s Africa below:
2. Sara Arkell (ThePianoGal)
Sara Arkell is a great pianist to follow for teens and tweens. She rose to fame with a backward-playing, piano duel covering a tune from Frozen. Since then she continues to release, in her own words, family-friendly piano covers. Check out her piano acrobatics below:
3. Costantino Carrara
With over a half million subscribers Costantino Carrara is one of Youtube’s biggest piano superstars. If your students want to hear a cover of a Top 40 song, chances are he has made a video of it. Check him out playing Closer by The Chainsmokers:
4. Peter Buka
Peter Buka might just be our favorite artist in this list. His videos aren’t as highly produced as our previous mentions… but they don’t need to be. Just watch his video of Despacito and you’ll know what we mean:
5. The Brooklyn Duo
The Brooklyn Duo might trend toward a slightly older crowd but your teens should still love what they have to offer. Like The Piano Guys, they’ve thrown in a cello for good measure! Check out their cover of Ed Sheeran’s Photograph.
Looking For Inspiring Teen Piano Music?
Andrea and I believe that music must be relevant to teens if we expect them to stick with piano lessons. But being relevant is not just about playing anything and everything from the Top 40. Piano lessons need a good dose of the classics!
To help bridge the gap between today’s pop hits and yesterday’s classical masterpieces we’ve written a piano book series with classical pop crossover music. You can listen to samples below and then, if you like what you hear, check out The Amadeus Anthems, The Chopin Sessions and The Beethoven Sessions