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Music Foundations Summer Piano Institute for Audiation and Musical Movement
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This Summer for the first time we will be offering weeklong sessions intended to give piano beginners a strong foundation for listening and moving musically. These are the fundamental skills necessary to create, improvise, and read music on the piano. The week will begin with learning to move to macrobeats and microbeats in duple and […]

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Oboe recital at St. Mary’s School on Tuesday Jan. 26
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I’m delighted to be accompanying Melanie Wilsden, principal oboist for the North Carolina Symphony, next week in a recital at Smedes Parlor, St. Mary’s School in Raleigh. We’re playing some really interesting music, featuring the Dutilleux Sonata for Piano and Oboe, and the Quartetto by Amilcare Ponchielli. We will be joined for the Quartetto by […]

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Halloween Performance Class
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We had a really good Performance Class on Halloween day, with 100% attendance and some really exciting performances.  I got a kick out of my newest student…she just turned 5 and she was a little overwhelmed, so she spent the first 30 minutes holding onto my finger. You can barely see her holding onto my […]

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Pre-practice warmups to get your body moving
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A group of musicians from the Eastman School of Music, my alma mater, has put together some pre-practice warmup videos to keep our bodies moving optimally. This is the one for piano. I’ve been using it for a month as I work on some challenging repertoire, and it really helps! Give it a shot!

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