Two Adult Piano Students have an Arpeggio fun fest!

My two J’s, back-to-back adult pupils, had a rollicking time practicing their arpeggios from legato to staccato.

Both had epiphanies about wrist, forearm, and finger staccato in their transitions from whirly, swirly playing to crisp releases.

For J(2) “weeping willow” arms allowed a stream of uninterrupted funneled energy that fueled his C Major romp over four octaves in rapid tempo. He baby-stepped his way through maneuvers that reaped significant improvement.

Meanwhile, J(1) realized that she could achieve optimum power through her detached notes by applying forearm leverage. For a more styled approach, she engaged her wrist as a snip off her legato.

C# minor

It was quite a workout with smiles following!

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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