The question I receive most often from readers of GRAND PIANO PASSION™ is whether I might be able to recommend a good piano teacher.
Lowered Shoulders: When Piano Technique Spreads Out to Life
When I enrolled in adult piano lessons in my early forties, after a twenty-five year hiatus, my piano teacher, Stephen, pointed out that I held my shoulders scrunched up towards my neck.
A Dress Rehearsal for a New Year’s Performance
Ten days before Christmas, my schedule arrived for a conference I was to attend over New Year’s weekend in Charleston.
New Pictures at an Exhibition by Seymour Bernstein Amplified
Twentieth-century classical piano music, such as New Pictures at an Exhibition, for years intimidated Mark Cannon, a dedicated amateur pianist who is a psychiatrist by profession.
Book Review – With Your Own Two Hands: Self Discovery Through Music, by Seymour Bernstein
During a performance of the luscious Arietta from Beethoven’s Opus 111 Sonata, the concert pianist Seymour Bernstein made the mistake of opening his eyes. Usually the Arietta transported him to such a degree that he played the music with his eyes closed, his head leaning back.