Piano Lesson: Mozart Rondo, Allegretto- Sonata K. 545 with a pedal pushback to Andante

Each teaching encounter brings a new awakening.

A composition that’s been practiced to death, taught times over, recorded, retired and reviewed, can still experience a rebirth when a student embarks upon his/her individual musical journey.

It’s like a parent (mentor) reliving one’s own childhood by having children.

On Skype today, a pupil who had conscientiously practiced movements 1 and 2 of Mozart’s Sonata K. 545, took her maiden voyage through the first page of the Rondo: Allegretto with a bundle of probing questions that made both of us ponder structure, phrasing, harmonic rhythm, and performance practice. By measure the movement was rediscovered.

Mozart Rondo Allegretto p 1

Play Through:

An earlier part of our journey included a HIKING BOOT exploration of pedaling: Andante

Play Through:

Disclaimer: Pedaling choices are not set in stone.

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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