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Adult Piano Student of the Week: From Poland (Польша) Comes Ania! (Videos)

Over a year ago, Ania arrived for her first lesson at my El Cerrito piano studio. A graduate student in the Sciences at UC Berkeley, she had passed through the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology with flying colors. The Back Story Ania first undertook piano study in her native country when she was 12 in… Continue reading Adult Piano Student of the Week: From Poland (Польша) Comes Ania! (Videos)

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The very first Chopin Waltz that I teach: #19, Op. Posth. in A minor (Video instruction)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ--gGIwgAA After decades of teaching the Chopin Waltzes, I've come to the conclusion that the A minor, No. 19, Op. Posthumous is the best student introduction to the form as the composer cultivated it. While many other Waltzes in Chopin's collection are far more substantial and technically challenging, No. 19, is in my opinion, easiest… Continue reading The very first Chopin Waltz that I teach: #19, Op. Posth. in A minor (Video instruction)