Category Archives: Piano

48th year of Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp

Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp is embarking on its 48th season. Learn more, here Continue reading

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Piano at Madison’s Brewery

Two nights ago I brought my son down to Madison’s Brewery in downtown Bennington, Vermont, to celebrate yet another college acceptance letter. Despite my son’s unplanned green shirt, I had neglected to remember that it was St. Patrick’s Day. We were escorted … Continue reading

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Blue Skies

An amateur adult online piano student of mine had his scheduled lesson the other day and told me that he was practicing his piece very slowly (so as to get it right) while the plumber was working on some dripping pipes. … Continue reading

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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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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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How-To Videos on How to Start a Piece and Pedaling

At every Sonata Piano Camp session, I offer a couple of morning classes. This year, my topics were How to Start a Piece, ranging in difficulty from a simple 5-finger pattern to a Brahms Intermezzo and How, What and When … Continue reading

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My Piano Pedigree: in honor of all my teachers

  With the advent of the academic year fast upon us, I have been thinking of all of the pianists who have shaped my musical life. I want to honor them for all they’ve given me, even if their role … Continue reading

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