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Piano Lesson: An Adult student practices the Presto agitato mvt. Beethoven “Moonlight” Sonata (Video)

The Chromatic scale to the end of movement:

R.K. wished to remain anonymous because of the nature of his work, but, nevertheless, he’s a devoted student of the piano.

I met him at the American Cancer Discovery Shop, on Bullard and West in Fresno about 5 years ago when I was a regular music volunteer, showcasing pianos donated for sale. He introduced himself as a piano lover who had given up his lessons as a teen, and wanted to resume study.

R. brought “I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face” to his very first lesson, an arrangement that was almost impossible to play, and before long he was immersed in the Classics, studying Beethoven’s “Pathetique” (all movements), Fur Elise, Mozart Sonata, K.545, and the “Moonlight” Sonata, among other challenging compositions.

R.K. is a hard worker and practices diligently except when he’s on the road.

This past evening we decided to wing it and videotape segments of his lesson with the camera pointing in my direction.

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