arioso7: Shirley Kirsten:

I’m about to leave for NYC.. will be back in a few days.

Originally posted on Arioso7's Blog (Shirley Kirsten):

In about two weeks, I will fly back to New York City for a family birthday celebration, and in a tight 4-day span I’ll visit the edifice of my High School of Performing Arts,

which is a designated landmark at 46th and 6th Avenue, then hop the IRT subway to W. 103rd, and saunter over to 105th and Riverside Drive where I took piano lessons with the late, Lillian Freundlich. I expect more than a gulp of emotion.

Two musical friends live fairly close by, so I will be sure to spend time with them, and tickle some ivories that come my way. My mother still has my old Sohmer upright that enjoyed years of playing, though it’s now a furniture centerpiece without much musical value. The radiator in winter and excruciating humidity of summer swelled and contracted its soundboard to a point of no return. The hammers met their…

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About Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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