Aiden Cat choreographs the Chopin C# minor Waltz.. seeing is believing

Watch this amazing cat at the beginning and close of this “foot”-age. If any ballet companies are looking for new talent, this floating feline is up for an audition.

In any case, he earned himself a well-deserved catnap after a virtuoso “paw”-formance.

Notice his graceful balletic form as he sleeps.


About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: OR or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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3 Responses to Aiden Cat choreographs the Chopin C# minor Waltz.. seeing is believing

  1. Robert Schulslaper says:

    Dear Shirley,
    Although not pertinent to the topics on this page, I have a question concerning the instrument played by Elaine Comparone in one of her youtube videos. Do you know why it was mounted so high that it requires the performer to stand? (I would have written directly to Ms. Comparone, but couldn’t find a personal website that would enable me to contact her. Thanks for your indulgence.)

    Sincerely yours,

    Robert Schulslaper

    P.S. Love the very musical cat!


    • These prior comments and their responses, might answer, in part.. and thanks for liking my musical cat, I do believe he knows the C# minor Waltz in his sleep….
      Have you seen his audience attentive appearance at the piano bench during the Chopin Waltz in A minor?

      Harriet says:
      October 18, 2011 at 5:46 am (Edit)

      Interesting! What is the reason for standing while playing?

      arioso7: Shirley Kirsten says:
      October 19, 2011 at 5:07 am (Edit)

      From Elaine Comparone: “Another reason to stand is that the instrument elevated projects better with the group.”

      arioso7: Shirley Kirsten says:
      October 18, 2011 at 6:49 am (Edit)

      Hi Harriet, From Elaine’s bio, it says that she “enjoys” standing at the Harpsichord to play. Another quote, “She sites Vermeer paintings as an inspiration along with the fact that she’s a member of the rock-and-roll generation.”


    • Elaine mentioned that you can directly contact her at


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