MUSICAL JOURNEYS

As my students continue their individual musical journeys, I am amazed at their choices along the way. One student wants to know more about video games music, another would like to play classical pieces that are well known. Still their paths are unique unto themselves. We use traditional methods in class and ones that are […]

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Two ‘Black’…Keys

We hope you’re having a nice Mother’s Day so far.  The weather here in New York City is magnificently sunny!  That’s after a couple of days of confusing temperatures and precipitation–snow?! huh?! You’ve got to be kidding me.  Lol!–Anyway, we had fun yesterday on the podcast talking about ways to imagine the group of two […]

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Finger Numbers

Yesterday’s podcasts–All about the finger numbers.  Were you into this topic?  It’s a basic criteria for playing the piano.  Some of my students like following the finger numbers.  Others don’t.  For this week’s fun music exercise: Explore terminology associated with finger numbers. Look up finger crossing. Search “glissando”. Come up with your own finger numbers […]

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Women & Music

Today, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day.  How are you celebrating?!  March is off to an interesting start.  Did you remember to move your clocks forward to Daylight Saving Time?  I hope you did.  If you tuned in to CBTS (CMajor Before The Show) and CRS (the CMajor Radio Show) you know that we are […]

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Chords, Nails & Fingertips

Hi.  This week’s fun music exercise is a little tongue-in-cheek.  I invite you to watch several videos of your choice on YouTube.  The ones I recommend are videos featuring the piano playing (and in some cases singing) of Vladimir Horowitz, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone.  Note:  This exercise is in no way to […]

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