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Teppo Rantaniva


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


I'm 29 years old self-learned pianist. I have been playing since January 2012. I play only by ear (don't know anything about music theory) and have been composing some own music. For now I have only been experimenting different things with my piano and learnt that way. I'm planning to study some basics of music theory at some point.

For me playing piano is a perfect way to relief stress in the middle of work and family life. Right now I have had a bit out of time for recording new stuff. But my head is full of new compositions ?


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


In 2011 I heard some Ludovico Einaudi's piano pieces. Especially "Nuvole Bianche" was a piece that was special for me. At that exact moment I decided that I will buy a piano and see if I can learn to play something. Turned out that I had some hidden talent after all.
Other big influences are Coldplay and Pink Floyd.


What´s new right now?


As said earlier, I'm a bit busy right now with my working and family life. But I'm always composing new piano pieces and I have a few compositions ready – only in my head though ? But I will find time to record again!

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?



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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?



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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?



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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?



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How do you personally discover new music?



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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?



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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?



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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/avina_piano

http://www.facebook.com/TeppoThePianist

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