An adult student excels: Chopin Waltz in C# minor, Op. 64, No. 2

Frederic Chopin

I’m beaming from ear to ear, as I showcase Julie’s progress by way of a recent lesson collaboration. I say collaboration, because students and teachers learn together and gain insights as they take a common musical journey.

Julie happens to be indirectly related to me. That is, her mother studied with concert pianist, Ena Bronstein in Fresno, as I did the same when I lived there. (after my relocation from NYC in the late 1970s)


So how often is a student the child of a mom who shares pianistic lineage?

I’ve yet to meet Julie’s mom, but I can readily discern that mother and daughter are musically bound and have much to express at the piano.

As proof, here’s what played out last night as the nearby space heater, kept student and pupil warm enough to imbue the Waltz with the beauty it deserved.

Thank you, Julie, for lighting up the room, amidst a rare Berkeley CA blitz of wind and chill…

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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