For our semi-monthly performance classes this past year, before jumping into everyone’s performances we spent the first 10-15 minutes of class getting acquainted with the instruments of the orchestra. From the evocative and magical Syrinx by Debussy, to the virtuosic Flight of the Bumblebee played on everything from flute to violin to (against all odds) […]Read More The Most Magnificent Sound
Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Our stay-at-home summer of 2020 could not be a better time to get started, and virtual piano lessons are the way to go for safety and flexibility. Read more about virtual lessons here, or contact me to schedule a FREE trial virtual lesson, and get […]Read More Virtual Piano Lessons for a Quarantine Summer
Did you know that selections from Gustav Holst’s The Planets were used as temp score for Star Wars? Before that classic space opera was finished, before John Williams had written any music for the movie, the editors used parts of The Planets (as well as some other music by other composers) to get a feel for […]Read More John Williams and Mars
Image credit Our first piece for this week: Ravel’s Une Barque sur L’Ocean. In this video, for every new moment in the music, the picture of the boat changes to match the feeling. My favorite painting is the ship in the storm at about 1:50… those sailors are doing their utmost to make it through the […]Read More Water, water everywhere!
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. -Leopold StowkowskiRead More