Tag Archives: Bennington

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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Happy New Year!

To all the pianists, far and wide, that I have met and worked with here at Sonata or  Sonatina International Piano Camp: I’m wishing you all a wonderful 2015 New Year. Some of you might think that I always need … Continue reading

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Thank yous from Summer Sonatina 2014 Scholarship Recipients

For the past couple of summers, we have received wonderful support from adult pianists who wanted to give the gift of piano camp to youngsters who live in Bennington, VT or surrounding towns. This year, the scholarship fund swelled to … Continue reading

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Piano Camp 2014!

The Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp 2014 season is ending tomorrow and I wanted to offer you a snapshot of what went on. What an incredible 35-day journey with young pianists staying between 1 and 5 weeks from Russia, Turkey, … Continue reading

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Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp 2014!

  I can’t believe that Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp is about to embark on its 45th season of wonderful music-making! I have been a part of it every year since I was 10 years old. As Director for the … Continue reading

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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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Bernie Sanders, Hurricane Irene, Sonata and Summer Sonatina

A couple of weeks before Summer Sonatina, an international camp for pianists between the ages of 7 and 16, was to begin, I took a look at the enrollment flow chart for the weeks that we were hosting our summer … Continue reading

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