Most students welcome recorded recaps of their lessons for practicing reminders and direction. While the editing time is significant, the overall effort results in a fine-tuned clarification of fingering, phrasing, dynamics etc. with a space margin for reconsideration of interpretation. After all, no reading within an artistic frame is set in stone. ** Yesterday, I… Continue reading Chopin and Bach piano lesson excerpts
I take a once a week journey to Rockridge where I teach a private piano student. The 51B bus that I catch in Downtown Berkeley following my gym workout, travels along College Avenue, crossing into Oakland, California. Destination: a lovely two-story home on a tree-lined block, with a sub-level add-on designed specifically for its chief… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Traveling Piano Teacher (Videos)
If pianists would think of the string or vocal model when playing, their phrases would be sculpted and shaped nicely.
Chopin cloaked one of his most memorable preludes in lush harmonies that reveal the beauty of a simple melody.