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.


Favorite you tube posting for performance and teaching value


YEVGENI SUDBIN (who studied with Murray Perahia)

Favorite You Tube:

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in F minor



Favorite You Tubes



Marie and Aiden

Favorite You Tube
(Collaborative student/teacher phrasing and breathing)


Shrinking Degrees of Separation in the Music World

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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