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Sonatina website gets a new look

Yippee! Sonatina Enterprises, Inc., also known as Sonata Piano Camp, Intermezzo Weekends and Summer Sonatina International Piano Camps, has a new website at http://www.sonatina.com Matt Moon, our tech-guy for all of the videos and livestreaming that we do at camp, … 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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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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Ruth Laredo plays Rachmaninoff with Polly

I’ve been doing lots of cleaning and renovations on the house and stumbled upon a number of photographs that I had forgotten about. A very special one needs to be shared. Back in 1981, I was lucky to be asked … 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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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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