Category Archives: Camille Saint-Saens

An exceptional set of piano “arrangements” for Intermediate Level students (Carnival of the Animals) VIDEOS

In the past, I’ve ranted against giving piano students “arrangements” of celebrated compositions like Fur Elise and Chopin’s Waltz in Eb Major. The latter appears, significantly reduced, in the Faber Adult Accelerated edition. It’s a token Classical music offering interspersed … Continue reading

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Rina, 4, played a duet with me and practiced her SPONGY wrist motion (VIDEO)

The natural follow-up to Rina’s listening assignment this week, was having her play an ostinato portion of Camille Saint-Saens’s THE LION as I played the melody. (from Carnival of the Animals) An Ostinato is a repeated bass pattern. I had … Continue reading

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Aiden cat and music in a mixed media blend (Video)

This morning I had an idea to synchronize Aiden’s instrumental choice photos with pertinent musical excerpts, so I propped up sheet music selections on Haddy Haddorff’s rack and imagined what kitty pics would best fit. Once I had captured all … Continue reading

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