Go Slow, Stupid

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Go slow. Take it one step at a time. Speed will come quicker than you think.   I said these things so often in my music theory classes this past semester that it almost became a mantra. My students probably … Continued

The spotlight

I’ve been noticing more and more pianists saying that they don’t enjoy the spotlight. I don’t know if this is becoming a trend or not, it’s just something I’ve been paying greater attention to the more I’ve been thinking about what performing means to … Continued

The Harpsichord is Beautiful, Damnit!

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  The harpsichord is a beautiful instrument. When I say this, I’m not talking about its exterior appearance. Yes, there are many harpsichords with extravagant lid paintings or elegant decorations that are beautiful to look at, but when I say … Continued

Nice piece #1

This is the inaugural blog post of an occasional series that will highlight a piece that we’re obsessed with. Hopefully it will introduce pieces that are new to you, reaffirm your own love for the piece, or make you see … Continued