Arioso7's Blog (Shirley Kirsten)

Lesson # 1, 8/4/2011

(I will be extracting excerpts from all of Rina’s subsequent lessons with commentary, suggestions)

Today was a musical adventure for myself and a delicate, world-traveled, 4-year old child who had significant exposure to Music Together classes. Having observed her in this group setting, and knowing her parents’ love for the arts, we all decided to begin an experimental journey to the Magical Kingdom of Sounds, with King Meter and Fairy Musicalina who presided over a cosmos of melody, rhythm, soft, loud, sweet and sad sounds.

Following the lesson which I videotaped and had father do the same, I sent an e-mail to both parents going over what we had accomplished in the introductory lesson and what goals needed reinforcement during the week. (This is where parental involvement is pivotal with students of a tender age)

Video, Part 1: I introduced Rina to the piano, its inside…

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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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