Monthly Archives: January 2014

Piano Poem from the mid-70s

Back in the mid-70s, when I was around 15 years old, Mom invited me to play for some of her group piano lessons. I was studying at Juilliard Prep in NYC on Saturdays and had to learn a lot of … Continue reading

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Sonata Musings and Sonatina links

January Sonata Piano Camp ended yesterday and I’m already missing everyone. What a great group! Despite the cold weather, we all remained cozy inside, playing lots of piano. There were 6 newbies in this group and it was so much … Continue reading

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10,000 Hour Piano Practice Challenge Winner!

We are pleased to announce that the 88th post (how appropriate!) is our random winner for a $500 reduction in tuition fees to either a Sonata piano camp or Summer Sonatina in 2014. The 88th post (including all my responses) … Continue reading

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Note…this post has been edited for clarification. 10,000 HOURS of PIANO PRACTICE CHALLENGE (in one weekend) Here’s a fun practice challenge for all pianists. We all need a little inspiration, at times. You may even be able to win a … Continue reading

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Piano Camp is a learning experience for all

Every summer, for the past 44 years, Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp has been in session for young pianists between the ages of 7 and 16. Imagine, if you will, up to  44 pianists living and breathing piano all under … Continue reading

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