Monthly Archives: December 2010

Piano Lesson: An advanced adult Student plays Chopin Etude Op. 25, No. 9

We are practicing behind tempo because the student began studying this Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 9 about two months ago. “Joy” took piano lessons as a child and young adult, and then had a period without instruction. She started … Continue reading

Posted in arpeggios, Beethoven, Chopin, Chopin Etude, El Cerrito, El Cerrito California, Fresno, Fresno California, keyboard technique, Lillian Freundlich, Mozart, Mozart sonata in C K545, MTAC, Murray Perahia, music, music history, musicology, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Peabody Conservatory, pianist, piano, piano auction, piano finding, piano finding adventure, piano instruction, piano lesson, piano pedagogy, piano room, piano scales, piano society, Piano Street, piano student, piano teacher, Piano World, pianoaddict.com, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, scales, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, sports, Steinway and Sons, Steinway console, Steinway grand piano, Steinway M grand piano, Steinway piano, Steinway studio upright, talkclassical.com, Teach Street, technique, trills, Uncategorized, used piano, used pianos, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Piano Lesson: My 10 year old student plays Mozart Sonata in C, K. 545 (Video)

This ten year old student has been studying piano with me from age six. She is currently working on Bach Inventions 4, 8, and 13 along with the complete Mozart Sonata in C, K. 545 in C. In this video … Continue reading

Posted in Mozart, Mozart sonata in C K545, Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, piano instruction, piano lesson, piano pedagogy, piano scales, piano student, piano teacher, piano technique, pianoaddict.com, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, scales, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, Steinway and Sons, Steinway M grand piano, Steinway piano, Steinway studio upright, talkclassical.com, Teach Street, technique, Theory, Uncategorized, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Piano Technique related videos

Videos on Piano Technique: http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/why-play-scales/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/piano-instruction-five-finger-warm-ups-in-major-and-minor-video/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/scales-and-arpeggios-with-videotaped-replay/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/piano-instruction-learning-the-f-minor-scale-video/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/the-most-reviled-scale-for-piano-players/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/playing-scales-from-legato-to-staccato-think-ping-pong-balls/ Blocking four-note chords before unblocking them as arpeggios in a sequence of inversions as prep to play the Moonlight Sonata, last movement, Presto agitato. http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/from-chords-to-gym-and-back-you-tube-video/ Playing a C Major scale … Continue reading

Posted in arpeggios, athletic training, keyboard technique, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, performance anxiety, piano instruction, piano lesson, piano pedagogoy, piano room, piano scales, piano society, Piano Street, piano student, piano teacher, Piano World, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, pyrotechnical exercises, scales, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, Steinway and Sons, Steinway grand piano, Steinway M grand piano, Steinway piano, Steinway studio upright, technique, Uncategorized, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York’s tweezers, soundboard steel, hammer stem saw etc.

York’s wood saw used to trim hammer stems and pedal rods. A string of keys from the piano tuning supply house. From Left to Right–Yellow dust cloth;Wurlitzer Duraphonic Radial soundboard; Soundboard Steel to mount a dust cloth for cleaning under … Continue reading

Posted in piano, piano finding, piano society, Piano Street, piano technician, piano technician's guild, piano tuner, piano tuning, Piano World, pianoaddict.com, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, Pierce Piano Atlas, Shirley Kirsten, soundboard steel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Samick, York, Tofujie and me: On the piano-chasing trail

York called me from a client’s home in Clovis right after our great treasure-seeking adventure under the Kawai 7-foot grand piano. He’d been appraising a Samick studio upright manufactured in 1990 that was owned by Joel Van Ginkel. “I’d appraise it at about … Continue reading

Posted in appraisal piano, Baldwin piano, bluebookofpianos.com, cats, Fresno, Fresno California, Fresno Piano Store, humor, Kawa, Larry Fine, Mr. York, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, piano, piano finding, piano finding adventure, piano lesson, piano society, Piano Street, piano student, piano teacher, piano technique, piano tuner, piano tuning, Piano World, pianoaddict.com, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, Pierce Piano Atlas, rats, scales, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, Steinway and Sons, Steinway piano, Steinway studio upright, The Piano Book, uk-piano-forums, Uncategorized, used piano, used pianos, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Piano Instruction: Part 3, Harmonic Rhythm and Phrasing, Mozart Sonata in C, K. 545, Shirley Kirsten, Piano

In part 3 of this video presentation, I explore the Development section and Recapitulation of the Mozart Sonata in C Major, K. 545 Hare are the links to Part 1 and Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00VjBtn-t0 (Part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8cBg_qKSeU (Part 2)

Posted in Mozart, Mozart sonata in C K545, music, music history, musicology, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, pianist, piano, piano instruction, piano lesson, piano pedagogoy, piano room, piano scales, piano society, Piano Street, piano student, piano teacher, Piano World, pianoaddict.com, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, Steinway and Sons, Steinway grand piano, Steinway M grand piano, Steinway piano, talkclassical.com, technique, uk-piano-forums, Uncategorized, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Piano Instruction: Part two, Harmonic Rhythm and Phrasing, Mozart Sonata in C, K.545

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00VjBtn-t0    (Part 1) This part 2 segment explores the second theme of the Mozart Sonata K.  545, first movement, which concludes the Exposition.

Posted in Mozart, Mozart sonata in C K545, Mr. York, Murray Perahia, music, music history, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, pianist, piano, piano instruction, piano lesson, piano pedagogoy, piano society, Piano Street, piano student, piano teacher, piano technique, piano tuner, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment