This was a homey STREET that hosted so many teachers, some of whom were basket weaving tutors. Others wove stories and helped fledglings beautifully craft them. In the sports arena, personal trainers, football and basketball coaches, et al, pitched their personal expertise. It was a Mister Rogers type neighborhood that embraced diversity and individuality. Sad… Continue reading Teach Street is closing February 15th, 2012, shades of CD BABY’s rite of passage
My Steinway, model "M" grand, 1917 is a permanent fixture in my living room which doubles as my piano studio. It was rebuilt to perfection in 1992 by Dale Erwin, Modesto. (http://www.erwinspiano.com) I cannot give anyone a higher recommendation than Dale. He views the piano as a singing instrument and voices it exquisitely. His skills… Continue reading Pianos I own and those that I reluctantly let go
I'm anxiously waiting out a whopping ten hour upload of Chopin's exquisitely sonorous and challenging Etude op. 10, number 3 in E Major. It's not me who's camera view this time, but my adult student, Joy who has a major commitment to practicing and studying the towering masterworks of the Classical and Romantic eras. She's… Continue reading And now the tour de force!