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Happy Holidays!

To all my faithful readers whom I dearly treasure and appreciate! *** Two grand pianos and my Yamaha Arius digital chime in! And an excerpt from Handel's Messiah For those who celebrated Chanukah! Wishing all a Happy New Year with dreams fulfilled! A personal favorite: Sleigh Ride, Anderson and Roe… Continue reading Happy Holidays!

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Piano Lessons: Theory and Christmas Music interwoven (Videos)

Music Theory is often dreaded by piano students so why not make it intrinsic to learning an appealing selection.

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Memories of J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Video)

I love the carol medley sung in chorus at this time of the year, especially, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," which had a touch of Mendelssohn, though he was not the original composer; "Silent Night," "O' Come All Ye Faithful," "O' Holy Night," "The Little Drummer Boy," and "Angels We Have Heard on High." But… Continue reading Memories of J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Video)