Tag Archives: Piano camp

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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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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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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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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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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