Category Archives: Latour

The most popular blog explores piano teacher/student relationships

I’ve been aware that this particular writing seems to touch a nerve, or strikes a chord of recognition among piano teachers, parents and students: http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/pulls-and-tugs-two-sides-to-the-studentteacher-piano-lesson-relationship/ It’s only rival in popularity on my roster has been “Funeral for a Cracked Plate,” … Continue reading

Posted in piano, piano teacher, Shirley Kirsten, you tube, pianoaddict.com, piano instruction, word press, wordpress.com, piano lesson, you tube video, piano student, Proksch piano, pianoworld.com, Piano Street, Pianostreet.com, Teach Street, pianoworld, piano society, Shirley Kirsten blog, Fresno California, piano pedagogy, Shirley Smith Kirsten, piano teaching repertoire, Latour, New York, piano practicing, Latour Sonatina, piano lessons, New York City, piano instructor, piano studio, pianorama, teaching piano, teaching piano to children, piano lessons and parental support, piano teaching, studying piano, teaching piano to adult students, teaching piano to adults, piano teacher and student relationships, "funeral for a cracked plate", "After the Fall" | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Why Play Scales? (with an adult piano student’s updated video)

My pupil, Yukiko, demonstrates a sequence of E Major Scales in Legato/staccato–Parallel and Contrary Motion: These provide a repository of articulations and dynamics that apply directly to her repertoire of pieces. *** The Backdrop: As a young piano student living … Continue reading

Posted in "Just Being At the Piano", "The Inner Game of Tennis", Amsterdam Avenue and 74th Street, arpeggios, athletic coaching, athletic training, authorsden, Bay area, Bronx, California, cd baby, cdbaby, children's music, Children's pieces, Circle of Fifths, Classical era, classical music, Classical period sonata, Classical sonatina, classissima.com, counterpoint, Creative Fresno, El Cerrito, El Cerrito California, El Cerrito piano studio, Exposition in piano sonata, Facebook, Fig Garden Village, five finger positions, five finger warm-ups, Fresno, Fresno California, great pianists, gymnastics, humor, Internet, Irwin Freundlich, keyboard technique, Latour, Latour Sonatina, Lillian Freundlich, Major and minor scales, mind body connection, MTAC, music, music and heart, music appreciation classes, music history, music teachers association of california, Music Teachers Asssociation of California, Music Together, musicology, Musictogether.com, my space, New York, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Northwest Bronx, Northwest Fresno, Oberlin, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Old Fig Garden in Fresno, ornaments, pentachords, pentatonic song, pianist, piano, piano addict, piano finding, piano instruction, piano lesson, piano pedagogy, piano practicing, piano society, Piano Street, piano student, piano teacher, piano teaching repertoire, piano technique, piano tutorial, piano warm-ups, Piano World, pianoaddict.com, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, ping pong, ping pong balls, publishers marketplace, publishersmarketplace.com, satire, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, Shirley Smith Kirsten, sonatina, Steinway and Sons, Steinway grand piano, Steinway piano, talkclassical.com, Teach Street, teaching piano to teenagers, technique, Theodore Latour, trills, uk-piano-forums, video performances, whole body music listening, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Teaching Piano to Teenagers: Classical, Pop, Taylor Swift, Liz on Top of the World and more (Videos)

There’s always room for flexibility in choice of repertoire, especially when teaching teenagers. Alex, 18, had taken lessons during primary school, took a long break and returned to the piano as a senior in high school. His first request was … Continue reading

Posted in 100 years, Album for the Young, arpeggios, athletic coaching, athletic training, authorsden, Baroque music, Bay area, California, cdbaby, Circle of Fifths, Classical era, classical music, Classical period sonata, Classical sonatina, counterpoint, Creative Fresno, Dario Marianelli, dream piano, El Cerrito, El Cerrito California, Faber Primer Piano Adventures, Facebook, Fig Garden Village, five finger positions, five finger warm-ups, Five for Fighting, Forever and Always, Fresno, Fresno California, Fresno Famous, Fresno Piano Store, gymnastics, humor, J.S. Bach, Jane Austen, JS Bach, Kabalevsky Op. 39 Children's pieces, keyboard technique, Latour, Liz on Top of the World, Major and minor scales, memoir, MTAC, music appreciation classes, music teachers association, music teachers association of california, music teachers associationo of California, Music Teachers Asssociation of California, musicology, Musictogether.com, my space, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Northwest Fresno, Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Old Fig Garden in Fresno, pianist, piano, piano addict, piano finding, piano instruction, piano lesson, piano pedagogy, piano purchase, piano room, piano scales, piano society, Piano Street, piano student, piano teacher, piano teaching repertoire, piano technique, piano tutorial, piano warm-ups, Piano World, pianoaddict.com, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, ping pong, ping pong balls, popular music, Pride and Prejudice, scales, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, sonatina, Steinway and Sons, Steinway grand piano, Steinway M grand piano, talkclassical.com, Teach Street, teaching piano to teenagers, teenagers, tennis, Theory, uk-piano-forums, video performances, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Day in El Cerrito and my return to Fresno

To El Cerrito and back, and what happens in between, in greater detail. Continue reading

Posted in Oberlin Conservatory, New York City High School of Performing Arts, piano, music, piano teacher, MTAC, pianist, Steinway piano, you tube, El Cerrito, humor, scales, Fresno, word press, piano technique, wordpress.com, classical music, keyboard technique, piano lesson, you tube video, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Lillian Freundlich, piano student, Piano World, pianoworld.com, Classical era, counterpoint, Piano Street, talkclassical.com, piano scales, technique, pianoworld, piano society, uk-piano-forums, authorsden, Steinway M grand piano, Shirley Kirsten blog, Fresno California, El Cerrito California, musicology, piano pedagogy, video performances, great pianists, piano maintenance, five finger positions, five finger warm-ups, California, Shirley Smith Kirsten, Northwest Fresno, Fig Garden Village, piano tutorial, music teachers association of california, diminished chords, diminished 7th chords, diminished 7th arpeggios, piano addict, Bay area, piano warm-ups, Creative Fresno, Children's pieces, children's music, Kabalevsky, Clowns by Kabalevsky, Kabalevsky Op. 39 Children's pieces, Faber Primer Piano Adventures, Music Teachers Asssociation of California, piano teaching repertoire, sonatina, Classical sonatina, Latour, El Cerrito piano studio, music and heart, iPhone, Internet, publishers marketplace, publishersmarketplace.com, Apple iPhone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment