Monthly Archives: December 2012
HIT. My Hydraulic adjustable piano bench. Moves up and down quickly and easily – multiple times in a lesson if necessary. No sore wrists from turning those knobs. No more stacking of cushions/book/foamy things. It’s a charm. Worth every cent … Continue reading
A delightful stop-motion video – a story taken straight from the pages of a western. Set to Hoe-down from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Suite.
A lesson from Liszt’s masterclass. Franz Liszt invented the masterclass – a piano lesson in public – a format that remains popular today. Stephen Hough, concert pianist and blogger for The Telegraph, writes: “Not all of the students who travelled … Continue reading
Reflections after the student Christmas Recitals. Win some: Best comment from a parent: “I can’t keep her off the piano. In the middle of dinner she has to get up to play a piece before she finishes eating.” Lose some: This … Continue reading
From Pink Martini’s Christmas album – Joy to the World – a festive, non-demonational holiday album with music from around the world: “Elohai, N’Tzor.” “My God, guard my speech from evil and my lips from deception. Before those who slander me, … Continue reading
“There are … moments in many pieces we love — a fleeting passage, a short series of chords, some unexpected shift in a melodic line — when something occurs that just grabs us. I’m not talking about the obvious ones, … Continue reading
You might think you’re about to listen to a nice classical piece of music while the score scrolls by. You’d be wrong. This is trippy. My daughter’s word. She shared this video with me. It had me literally moving my … Continue reading