Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Piano Student Practices his own Musical Creation (Video)

A composing activity stimulates a 9-year old student’s mind and imagination Continue reading

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Scarlatti adorned

Solano’s Oriental Rug Gallery provided the backdrop for Domenico Scarlatti’s music Continue reading

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What to do in a 90-minute piano lesson? ( A 9-yr. old meets the challenge) Videos

Fritz is a bundle of energy. He comes to his 45-minute lesson each week before soccer practice and has an additional roster of sports activities that keep him in tip- top shape. Into his third year of piano study, his … Continue reading

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Playing A Children’s “Game” while learning the piano (Videos)

Kabalevsky bundled important aspects of piano technique into his Op. 39 Pieces for Children. Continue reading

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My complete analysis of Bach’s Little Prelude in D minor, BWV 926 (Video)

This in-depth examination of Bach’s composition follows a Skype lesson. Most long-distance learning students need this reinforcement to make good use of their practice time during the week. LINK: http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/bachs-little-prelude-in-d-minor-bwv-926-is-by-no-means-diminutive-videos/

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Bach’s “Little” Prelude in D minor, BWV 926 is by no means diminutive (Videos)

Over Skype, a student in Greece and I gain profound insights about how to phrase Bach’s Little Prelude in D minor. Continue reading

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Piano Technique: Perfecting Staccato–playing basketball and ping pong ball (Video)

A piano student in Greece uses mental imagery to improve his staccato playing Continue reading

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