Most adults who take up piano have an image of what it means to practice piano that often involves spending hours of pure enjoyment listening to themselves play beautiful music. Then they sit down at their first or maybe even 10th practice session and realize that it's actually quite far from what they imagined.
"My wife is an opera singer," says my husband to the man sitting next to him at the bar. We like to go to gastropubs and try out different beers and food (hubby is a home brewer and a beer aficionado), so of course, it's more interesting when you meet people and learn something
This video is a sample of one of my practice sessions as I work on Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu. Here I demonstrate application of practicing in Rhythms/Bursts, Accents, and Orders.
If you are just starting out learning piano or voice, you may feel intimidated by reading music notation or finding pitches on the piano. This video gives you all the basics along with some reasons why music looks the way it does now. Due to the length of the video, I have provided times
My husband, Peter, and my two cats, Shoga and Futo, and myself all make the long trek up from south Florida to Wisconsin for the summers. Back when we decided to move to Florida for more musical opportunities for me (and OK, better winter weather!), we kept this place in WI. We love this