Many weeks ago I started learning how to play this beautiful song by Bach that is so emotional. This solo piece transcribed by Max Pirani, is gorgeous, flowing, filled with hope and life. I'm so grateful to learn this song. Yet I'm dedicating this song to my Grandma who would have turned 93 today. I miss her so much everyday. Yet I know that I will see her someday. I'm not sure if she ever heard this song or liked Bach, yet I believe she would have felt such peace hearing thi
One of my many favorite acting games is called Stunt Double. It's a simple game for two people, the actor and the of course the stunt double. The actor(ess) starts a scene and then "realizes" the stunt is a big and needs the double. The double on the other hand may not be amused, interested, bored, unhappy, elated, arguing and other emotions. Each scene is something that could have possibly happened in a movie. This is such a fun game for improv, helping the students succeed
My friend Wendy Stevens created a song last year when the world "shut down", expressing the loneliness we all felt being in quarantine and isolation. This melancholy selection in the G dorian, with one flat and many accidentals, show how we all felt and perhaps still do in. these "confusing times." This piece is mostly p and mp, yet includes a mf section, with crescendos and diminuendos, plus pedaling is provided. This early intermediate song is great for students who want to
Here is the FB link to the Oz Event in September. Thanks for your support. https://www.facebook.com/events/517156769357510/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_calendar%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
Hope you are enjoying the posts about some "newer" Halloween songs, at least newer to our studio. I'm really excited to share these songs, which are filled with surprises. Ghost Tarantella by Chris Tsitsaros, an intermediate piano solo through Hal Leonard, is probably a a new favorite of mine. The song reminds me Tarantella about by Albert Pieczonka, a song I learned in college and still want to come back too someday. The song is in A minor, yet Tsitsaros puts in lots of D#'s
The past few weeks I've obtain some newer Halloween songs for early elementary to early intermediate and I'm excited about something "fresh" for our students to learn. The songs might be older, yet new for our studio and that is always exciting. Wanted to share some of the songs, yet you can check out Andrew J. Young on Youtube for the videos not shared on the blogs. The first one is called Zoom, Zoom, Witch's Broom, piano music by Nancy Faber and lyrics created by Jennifer M
Want to offer an theater event of the Wizard of Oz, created by Stephen Hotchner. It's only a two day event, yet excited to share a part of the story when Dorothy gets kidnapped and her friends come to rescue her. We will need an audience, especially young kids to attend. If you or you know of anyone who is interested or have questions, please contact me. Thanks for your support. Blessings.
The past two weeks I've been sick with walking pneumonia, so that is the reason I haven't been able to blog. My strength is getting better each day. Trying to rest as I can. Just wanted to share about a Piano Camp opportunity for kids ages 3-5 at the end of August. Early this week I had a chance to share about the 4 day, 1 hour camp and we have 3 kids signed up. I'm hoping for one more participant. I'll be using My First Piano Adventures Book A, with the writing book to get t