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A Home Piano Concert draped in technology (Video attached)

I had a rip-roaring morning! Art, my next-door neighbor, who puts up with my round-the-clock practicing, was invited precisely at 11 a.m. to listen to my rehearsal in prep for my house concert set for next Saturday night. And naturally, as whimsical as everyone knows me to be, I did a MAN in the STREET… Continue reading A Home Piano Concert draped in technology (Video attached)

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Grounded but surviving the media crash! (Videos)

This is a follow-up to my last heart-throbbing media burdened blog, https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/feeling-disconnected-at-the-jewish-new-year/ *** So it's part 3, of this technology scripted soap opera. The fire wire card was not the problem as previously entertained, and after all the camcorder plug-ins and outs at Computer Mania in Fresno, my understandably exhausted Sony DCR-TRV 340 met its premature… Continue reading Grounded but surviving the media crash! (Videos)

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A Piano Lesson with defining moments that included THREE BLIND MICE and Mozart– (Videos)

What makes our lives as piano teachers so joyous, are special, uplifting moments that intersperse our lessons. And perhaps because of the latest technology, we can feast on a banquet of inspiring musical encounters, re-played at our pleasure. More and more private music teachers are videotaping lessons, or portions of them to help students along… Continue reading A Piano Lesson with defining moments that included THREE BLIND MICE and Mozart– (Videos)

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The Big Baroque Festival!

I cleared most of my Saturday morning lessons so I could be on time for a special rehearsal at Fresno State. I took no chances given the steady rain these past few days that caused dangerously deep puddles along Shaw Avenue. The inevitable flow of traffic to crowd-jamming Bulldog games would also be a time… Continue reading The Big Baroque Festival!

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Grieg’s music survived a failing lithium battery!

I was about to throw my camcorder across the room as the supposedly fully charged battery was flickering and about to shut down! There was no reason for the cam to go on strike, especially within minutes of Evan's arrival. He was the last piano student of the day, and had just entered my studio… Continue reading Grieg’s music survived a failing lithium battery!