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Rina, 5, performs at our Spring Recital (after 8 months of piano lessons) Video

Rina is moving right along. She can spin a legato phrase with finesse after having practiced her detached-note playing for months. Now she’s working on using featherlight thumbs to craft smoother lines. Notice her supple wrist approach to the piano: … 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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