Category Archives: Rimsky-Korsakov

Practicing “Flight of the Bumblebee” in slow tempo (Rachmaninoff Arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov)-Video

“Flight of the Bumblebee” was originally composed for orchestra. It was the Interlude of the opera, Legend of the Tsar Sultan (1900) by Rimsky-Korsakov. According to the plot, a prince becomes a bee and stings his villainous relatives. The piece … Continue reading

Posted in blog, blogger, blogging, classissima,, El Cerrito, El Cerrito California, El Cerrito piano studio, keyboard technique, music teachers association of california, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, pianist, piano, piano addict, piano lesson, piano lessons, piano practicing, piano repertoire, Piano Street, piano student, piano studio, piano teacher, piano tutorial,, pianoworld,, playing piano, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Romantic era music, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, Shirley Smith Kirsten, slow piano practicing, Steinway M grand piano, Teach Street, teaching piano, uk-piano-forums, whole body music listening, word press,, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Should a piano teacher be able to play pieces assigned to students?

This question, posed on numerous Internet piano forums, elicited varied opinions from teachers and students. One participant asked about Dorothy Delay, who taught some of the most celebrated violinists at the Juilliard School. When this esteemed mentor had reached an … Continue reading

Posted in El Cerrito, El Cerrito California, El Cerrito piano studio, Fresno, Fresno California, piano technique, piano tutorial, Piano World,,, pianoworld,, playing piano, publishers marketplace, publishersmarketplace, Rimsky-Korsakov, self-analysis, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog,, teaching piano, technique, word press, | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments