It was easy to predict that I would have violated my own ban on making more you tubes. My cold turkey withdrawal was just an overnight phenomenon eclipsed by my hankering to tweak the tripod, move the camera in all sorts of directions, and get a better angle of the piano for the next posting.… Continue reading After the Fall
Sunday was a You Tube free day. No tripod to trip me up on the way to the kitchen, or in the opposite direction, back to the piano. All in all, I survived my first day of camcorder related withdrawal without any serious side effects. **** Coming into the piano room, the ground floor teaching… Continue reading Aiden, the cat
My struggle to grapple with You Tube demons and completely eradicate them!
I'm anxiously waiting out a whopping ten hour upload of Chopin's exquisitely sonorous and challenging Etude op. 10, number 3 in E Major. It's not me who's camera view this time, but my adult student, Joy who has a major commitment to practicing and studying the towering masterworks of the Classical and Romantic eras. She's… Continue reading And now the tour de force!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_D1TNFhNJg Now we're on a roll! Nayelli, an 8 year old beginning student, who attends a music/performing arts Magnet that's a hop, skip and jump from my home studio, stole the show last night with her riveting you tube performance of "Young Hunter. " (Faber Piano Adventures, Book 1) It's already on Facebook! Her proud… Continue reading Nayelli Makes her You Tube debut and shows her stuff!
This afternoon my you tube upload of Jean Philippe Rameau's Menuet en Rondeau went smoothly--no processing jam-ups, or aborted files. The only problem with the video was a beam of light that managed to escape through the wooden blinds in my piano room, intersected with my student's long legs, making her look like she had… Continue reading Enter Jean-Philippe Rameau on the Channel
An ethereal setting of blue sky and floating clouds ushers in a soaringly beautiful theme rendered on a resonant Steinway and an eager piano student wants to learn it.