While we all experience head on collisions with tricky measures despite our best efforts to avoid repeated catastrophes, (through careful, methodical practicing) there comes a time, to let go, and give the whole undertaking a rest. In my case, it was at least a year before I revisited the last part of Mozart's Rondo: Allegro,… Continue reading Never say never to a finger-trapping passage (Mozart Rondo: Allegro K. 545)-Video
Category: Mozart Sonata in C K. 545
Should a piano student be a carbon copy of the teacher?
The whole universe of music teaching and learning became crystallized when I found myself bouncing ideas back and forth with two parents of Suzuki-trained children on a blog COMMENTS forum. First, I questioned the purist form of the Japanese imported "method" to the piano that delays note-reading to conform with the acquisition of language. Babies,… Continue reading Should a piano student be a carbon copy of the teacher?
The pianist as conductor, choreographer, and singer (Mozart Andante, Sonata in C Major, K. 545)
How to integrate the physical, emotional and singable when learning Mozart's Sonata in C Major, K. 545, Andante.