chopin prelude

How Martha Argerich uses Chopin and Tempo Rubato

How Martha Argerich uses Chopin and Tempo Rubato

When I returned to the piano after a 25-year hiatus, I struggled with tempo rubato. I could not conceive how to inject my music with these mysterious elongations and compressions in the tempo.

Body over Mind in Adult Piano Lessons

Body over Mind in Adult Piano Lessons

For over a year, while studying Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude in my adult piano lessons, I often stumbled into an A-flat trap. In the expansion of the dreamy, opening melody, I launched off a bass A-flat into nowhere, flummoxed on which notes I should strike next.