A composing activity stimulates a 9-year old student's mind and imagination
Solano's Oriental Rug Gallery provided the backdrop for Domenico Scarlatti's music
Fritz is a bundle of energy. He comes to his 45-minute lesson each week before soccer practice and has an additional roster of sports activities that keep him in tip- top shape. Into his third year of piano study, his favorite pieces include: "Bear" by Rebikov, which requires a rotation of the Left Hand to… Continue reading What to do in a 90-minute piano lesson? ( A 9-yr. old meets the challenge) Videos
Kabalevsky bundled important aspects of piano technique into his Op. 39 Pieces for Children.
This in-depth examination of Bach's composition follows a Skype lesson. Most long-distance learning students need this reinforcement to make good use of their practice time during the week. http://youtu.be/R6Arx_1NaIw LINK: https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/bachs-little-prelude-in-d-minor-bwv-926-is-by-no-means-diminutive-videos/
Over Skype, a student in Greece and I gain profound insights about how to phrase Bach's Little Prelude in D minor.
A piano student in Greece uses mental imagery to improve his staccato playing
http://youtu.be/21cZoT6K2bU If this were a chorus line, Arius would be happy to have been selected for the next audition round-- sharing the honor with a blinds and shade installer. He hammered away, and snapped the wood cap to the oak-looking blind, while Arius and her companion Steinway M, provided a Bach to basics backdrop. The… Continue reading Arius 141 gets a call back during a blinds and shade installation
Should Bach be played on the harpsichord or piano? The discussion between fervent partisans can get ugly and come to blows! So let's go ringside!
Here's the link rather than copy/paste. The article is ONLINE! The you tubes are nicely embedded within the writing. http://www.mtac.org/cmt/CMT2012FallTalesMusicalJourney.pdf Now the icing on the cake: Irina needs to make the rounds to branches around the State to sell her stuff and give "live" presentations. Keep the phone lines open!