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A Reckoning of My 2012 New Year’s Resolutions

A Reckoning of My 2012 New Year’s Resolutions

One of my top goals for 2012 on the piano was not to forget the rapture.  As the first step in setting my 2013 New Year’s resolutions for the piano, I have examined how well I did meeting this N... »

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Visualization for Carnegie Hall

After walking the spiritual Labyrinth at church, Nancy M. Williams comes up with a visualization strategy for her upcoming piano recital at Carnegie Hall. »

A Classical Piano Music Sit-Down Comedienne

I picked up the sheet music from the floor and said, “Whoops! Sorry about that,” and the audience was hysterical: Shirley Gruenhut's adventures performing. »

Practicing Classical Piano Music in Your Mind

Practicing Classical Piano Music in Your Mind

Struggling to learn the melody of a Chopin Nocturne, Nancy M. Williams finds running through the piece in her mind is as productive as sitting at the piano. »

Giving a Voice to Amateurs

Giving a Voice to Amateurs

By day Alberto De Salas works as a business analyst in New York City, but on evenings and weekends, he transforms into the founder of the Amateur Classical Musicians Association (ACMA). In anticipatio... »

Beethoven, Pakistan, Acumen Fund, Carnegie Hall: A Moving Night for this Student of Adult Piano Lessons

Beethoven, Pakistan, Acumen Fund, Carnegie Hall: A Moving Night for this Student of Adult Piano Lessons

Frédéric Chopin loved the opera, especially Italian bel canto operas, whose arias inspired the melodies of many Chopin Nocturnes. “Don’t listen to other pianists,” he would plead to ... »