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I Finally Admit I’m Powerless with Trills

A student of adult piano lessons was ashamed to admit she didn't know how to properly execute the trills in a Chopin nocturne, but these simple tips helped. »

Italian in Adult Piano Lessons (2 of 2)

Italian in Adult Piano Lessons (2 of 2)

I like how adult piano lessons have exposed me to Italian, in the form of the composers’ musical direction. Throughout piano scores bloom composers’ Italian words and phrases communicating dynamics an... »

Italian in Adult Piano Lessons

Italian in Adult Piano Lessons

In taking adult piano lessons, one of Nancy M. Williams's secret pleasures is the smattering of Italian terms in the music: smorzando, slentando, sostenuto. »