Seymour Bernstein

How to find a good piano teacher

How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Getting Started

To get started finding a piano teacher for adult piano lessons, first establish your teacher's desired characteristics and then network to find candidates. »

Lowered Shoulders: When Piano Technique Spreads Out to Life

After Nancy M. Williams' piano teacher urged her to relax her shoulders while playing, her quest for this piano technique led to understanding of her past. »

A Dress Rehearsal for a New Year’s Performance

A Dress Rehearsal for a New Year’s Performance

Nancy M. Williams uses an upcoming performance as a reason to finally share classical piano music with friends, inviting them to a holiday dress rehearsal. »

In Classical Piano Music, Everything Old Is New Again

Stuart Isacoff—performer, teacher, and critic—is out with a new book, A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PIANO: THE INSTRUMENT, THE MUSIC, THE MUSICIANS–FROM MOZART TO MODERN JAZZ AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEE... »

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When Your Piano Teacher Is a Composer

Having Seymour Bernstein, the composer of New Pictures at an Exhibition, as a piano teacher got Mark Cannon interested in more modern classical piano music. »

Self-Discovery in Adult Piano Lessons

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... »

Mark Cannon plays Sonata #9

An Independent Streak in Piano Study

Mark Cannon, a psychiatrist by profession, takes an unconventional approach to piano study, preferring to work independently and take lessons occasionally. »