Author Archives: Polly van der Linde

About Polly van der Linde

Pianist, teacher, director of International Piano Camps in VT, for adults and children of all levels of ability

Just do it

I haven’t posted in a long time. I’m guilty of feeling like I have to prove something with every post or that longer posts are more engaging. Rather than worry about content, I’m going to try and post short quips … Continue reading

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I can do this!

Here’s the best-ever visual of a Sonata Piano Camper performing during the March Sonata marathon concert. Carrying a sign like this over her shoulders poked at her great sense of humor and allowed her to play well! Once you’re up on … Continue reading

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Founder, teacher, mentor, mother

A couple of days ago most children, whether young or adult, honored their mothers. It’s a special day that allows us to express what we sometimes don’t do on any given day. I suppose that’s why my own mother prefers … Continue reading

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Article in the Rutland Herald today

I’m proud to share this article that appeared in the Rutland Herald today, April 6, 2015. Our town of Bennington, VT has been hit by a number of difficult headlines that has tarnished the image of its beautiful artsy and … Continue reading

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The love of music

Originally posted on PDXKnitterati:
In 2000, DH sent me to piano camp as a birthday gift. We were both taking music lessons (piano for me, guitar for him), and read Noah Adams’ book, Piano Lessons: Music, Love and True Adventures.…

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Piano, not Netflix, on a Snow Day

Tomorrow, January 27, 2015, is going to be a snow day for most of the Northeast. Why not spend it practicing piano? Join your friends in accumulating some nice hours at the piano. Write in the comments, below, how many … Continue reading

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Sonatina website gets a new look

Yippee! Sonatina Enterprises, Inc., also known as Sonata Piano Camp, Intermezzo Weekends and Summer Sonatina International Piano Camps, has a new website at Matt Moon, our tech-guy for all of the videos and livestreaming that we do at camp, … Continue reading

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