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Piano Lesson: Rina, 4, climbs the musical staircase of letter names after playing 8 notes at the piano (Videos)

Rina continued her exploration of Melody by playing the seven notes, C through B on the piano, capping her step-wise ascent with a high C. I embellished her scale-wise journey with chordal accompaniment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35SFPzGAk6k Following this activity, Rina climbed up and down my staircase after she had placed musical alphabet flashcards on each step. We… Continue reading Piano Lesson: Rina, 4, climbs the musical staircase of letter names after playing 8 notes at the piano (Videos)

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Piano Technique: Producing a beautiful singing tone using jello as an image

The following teaching video produced by Irina Gorin, confirmed my belief that a singing tone springs from the imagination along with a consciousness about the physical means to achieve it. On both accounts, Gorin succeeded in the company of a six-year old piano student. The transformation of his C scale from a vertical, poked out… Continue reading Piano Technique: Producing a beautiful singing tone using jello as an image