Mark Pakman

Snowflake_particles_piano_trills

Piano Trills and Bach

The piano trills in the Bach Invention No. 1 trip up Nancy M. Williams in this next installment of her piano practice notes. »

Johann_Sebastian_Bach_French_Suites

The Bach French Suites Amplified

Delve into the Bach French Suites by learning the romantic story behind the creation of the Baroque pieces and hearing from both sides of the pedal debate. »

Nancy_Williams_piano_Schubert_Andante

Practicing in Performance Mode

Amateur pianist Nancy M. Williams makes the mistake of thinking piano practice with Schubert Sonata in A Major in so-called "performance mode" will be easy. »

Nancy_Williams_Stanford_Womens_Network

Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude Amplified

An in-depth look at the Chopin Raindrop Prelude, with its repeated A-flats and tempo rubato, offering multiple perspectives on technique and interpretation. »

How to find a good piano teacher

How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Making the Decision

In this final article on how to find a good piano teacher, I describe how to make your decision after you take trial lessons from a short list of teachers. »