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Accept where you are in your piano studies, know your limitations, but still strive to improve (VIDEO)

This is my credo or philosophy that allows for imperfection without self-punishment. Yet students of all levels tend to invalidate their own performances despite growth spurts springing from dedicated practicing. Many have done all the layered learning steps, but have … Continue reading

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How to bring an old piano piece back to playing condition (Example Chopin Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1) Video

Many piano students who have slaved over a composition for a number months, reach a certain level of competency, and then curiously, tuck the piece away like they would store winter clothes in moth balls. Not a good idea. First, … Continue reading

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