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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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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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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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How to learn and memorize better

This article in the Boston Globe resonated with me and validated my thoughts on the various lectures I’ve given on how to learn your music or practice memorization at the piano. Read the article first. I briefly reviewed each term … 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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Practice makes perfect?

My latest tweet in less than 140 key strokes: “Practice makes perfect. Give up this goal. What makes perfect is an attitude about being satisfied with the outcome. Pianists please note.” It’s too stressful to expect a perfect performance. I … Continue reading

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