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Piano Forums and The Thumb (Video)

About the Thumb and piano playing: I always receive a needed infusion of ideas from many inquisitive and creative teachers who post at the Facebook Piano Pedagogy forum. So there, I thankfully found the springboard for today's discussion. "How do we teach the thumb?" Must we be anatomical about what triggers thumb motions at the… Continue reading Piano Forums and The Thumb (Video)

J.S. Bach, piano addict

Celebrating my 1000th Blog with BACH!

Enough blabber, Bach says it best. What a wondrous ongoing musical journey with so many kind and attentive readers. Thanks for all your support, comments and feedback. Onward! SK (Arioso7) http://youtu.be/yte9ugmpXyk http://youtu.be/UIOewMxAUZQ http://youtu.be/k1g1tr2a-WA http://youtu.be/TGE6MriJZ-Y http://youtu.be/jR2Frx5GKss

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Apple Inc.’s latest MAVERICKS UPGRADE is a disaster for Online piano teachers! (Watch the video)

It all started with a FACETIME hitch. Out of the blue, the popular FACE to FACE application tanked when I ACCEPTED an incoming call. Three beeps and a hasty shutdown! Disconnected! Kaput! finished! A CALL back from my END produced the same. Three more reminders of NADA!!! The only solution was switching off to SKYPE… Continue reading Apple Inc.’s latest MAVERICKS UPGRADE is a disaster for Online piano teachers! (Watch the video)

Special music school in Manhattan

The right chemistry between piano teacher and student

If ever I've seen and heard a full-blown affinity between a mentor and pupil, it's conspicuously revealed in these two performances that are a harmonious blend of beautiful phrasing and fluid motions. And as the saying goes, "The fruit doesn't fall far from the (learning) tree." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otAShCFD2hc&feature=youtu.be http://youtu.be/KkXh0qWGE0k The student, Daniel Mori, has been studying… Continue reading The right chemistry between piano teacher and student

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Birthday Blogomania! Three pianists + 1 adult student intersect on April 19th

To my amazement, I celebrated these three musician luminaries in separate blogs over a period of years. So honoring them once again on their common birthday is a joyful undertaking. Adding a fourth celebrant to the mix, I've given a glowing spotlight to Marie, my adult student of longstanding. MURRAY PERAHIA https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/murray-perahia-pianist-is-in-a-league-of-his-own-videos/ Favorite you tube… Continue reading Birthday Blogomania! Three pianists + 1 adult student intersect on April 19th

North Berkeley CA, Scarlatti Sonatas, Stained glass

Art, Photography, and Music in perfect harmony

Julie Orchard, an intensely dedicated piano student, presented a glass multimedia mosaic at the Subterranean Arthouse last night that blended well with Domenico Scarlatti's music. http://youtu.be/XYM6dV8LfMI In the same spirit, the composer's Sonata in D minor complemented the splendor of Berkeley's springtime foliage. http://youtu.be/WhIvm8VU5ZM LINK: https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/an-adult-piano-student-and-stained-glass-artist-has-a-dual-passion/

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An Adult Piano Student and Stained Glass Artist has a dual passion

It's a small world in many ways. Julie Orchard became a piano student of mine through my next door neighbor, Art, who happens to own the Bottle Shop across the street. But degrees of separation melted further when I discovered that Julie's mother studied piano in Fresno with my former teacher, Ena Bronstein. In fact,… Continue reading An Adult Piano Student and Stained Glass Artist has a dual passion