Tag Archives: Pianist

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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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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Take the Piano Plunge!

So many people are intimidated by performing that I wanted to put out a challenge to put yourself out there. Currently, there’s a “game” on FaceBook that invites you to challenge your friends to jump into icy waters, also known … 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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10,000 HOURS of PIANO PRACTICE CHALLENGE

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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Music Heals, poco a poco

I believe music heals. As a Mom and classical pianist, I try to balance my daily life to some sort of equilibrium that allows me enough time to, well, breathe. Imagine a day that includes: teaching and practicing piano, chores, … Continue reading

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The unusual hazards of playing the piano

Most people don’t realize that playing the piano has its dangers as well as awkward moments. Sometimes its not you, it’s the piano. Perhaps I should title this entry “The unusual hazards of being a pianoist.” (sic intended) Pedals fall … Continue reading

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