El Cerrito piano studio

Teaching “Clowns” by Kabalevsky from the Op. 39 Children’s Pieces (Video)

Kabalevsky’s miniature is teaming with energy. It moves along at a brisk pace, in Major/minor duality teaching a rolling motion to staccato, while the left hand bounces along with a recurring pattern called an ostinato.

13-year old Albertina, provides a nice rebound of ideas, as I assist her absorption of phrase-bonded technique. (The circus atmosphere frames our musical exchange)

Our lesson-in-progress:

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