A Day in the Life of a Traveling Piano Teacher (Videos)

I take a once a week journey to Rockridge where I teach a private piano student. The 51B bus that I catch in Downtown Berkeley following my gym workout, travels along College Avenue, crossing into Oakland, California.

Destination: a lovely two-story home on a tree-lined block, with a sub-level add-on designed specifically for its chief occupant, a Yamaha upright.

rockridge-piano

A creek and shrubbery bordering the room is even more eye-catching, bridge over creek

but doesn’t upstage, “Nina,” a miniature pooch who makes a charming cameo appearance in my video.

Nina

Such a colorful backdrop was entree to a piano lesson that explored Chopin’s divine E minor Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4.

But first,
The bus trip, walk, and arrival

Our Lesson

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: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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