February 27, 2011
“Wow !” I said, “You are like a different pianist!” And she was. Before, there had been surges and awkward accents in the opening to her Intermezzo, impossible to remove despite hard work on both of our parts. Now, after one week on meds for ADHD, there was a beautiful calm flow and elegance about . . . → Read More: What’s On The Inside
February 23, 2011
In this SuiteLinks: Two fingered pianist plays with passion, Bolcolm’s Rags, Rubinstein Competition, Byron Janis on living with Arthritis, Life & career of Antonin Kubalek, Gonga post on memory from CPB, New research on concentration, Playing Beethoven Sonatas, and more!
The art of solo piano: Brad Mehldau
Byron Janis and Arthritis
Bacewicz Piano . . . → Read More: SuiteLinks: Feb. 23
February 21, 2011
A student once told me that he couldn’t possibly have anything to learn from a certain piece because he could sight read it, and anyway his brother had played it when he was 2 years younger.
On a podcast of a recent From the Top episode members of a young trio discussed preparing and performing . . . → Read More: Make New Friends And Keep The Old
February 14, 2011
In this SuiteLinks: George Shearing dies at 90, Brooklyn officer’s partner is a piano, Lost & found piano concerto, Holistic piano playing, The taste of music, Uchida’s intense communication, and more!
Robert Levin: Improvising Mozart
Adopt a piano
Evgeny Kissin’s first compostition
Trios from Beethoven & Brahms
Going classical in the South African summer
Performing . . . → Read More: SuiteLinks: Feb. 14
February 10, 2011
Recently, David H.Thomas wrote a post on choosing an instrument, tone quality and the importance of ideal tone. He pointed out the importance of monitoring your connection with the instrument daily- not just in sound but in feel. While his article was written for clarinetists, many of the same principles apply to pianos and pianists . . . → Read More: A Feedback Loop for Pianists
February 8, 2011
In this SuiteLinks: Fight over Chopin’s Majorcan residence is ended, Helene Grimaud returns to the piano, Music for grand piano and ipod, Extreme pianos, 15 year old pianist with Muscular Dystrophy uses music to raise funds, Billy Childs on Piano Jazz, and more!
Football, Basketball, & Piano = Success
Drones and Piano for . . . → Read More: SuiteLinks: Feb. 8
February 6, 2011
Our guest blogger is Maria Rainier, a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education and performs research surrounding online degrees. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop. Enjoy!
If you’re a piano teacher (or even a piano student), you know that . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Warming Up for Lessons & Practice- Tips for Teachers