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Simone Dinnerstein Plays the Bach Prelude in B Minor

Simone Dinnerstein plays a lesser-known piece reminiscent of the accessible Bach Prelude in C Major in this exclusive video recording from her home studio. »

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Simone Dinnerstein’s Insights for Adult Piano Students

Concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who used to teach adult piano lessons, offers valuable tips for musical interpretation in an open, inspiring interview. »

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Simone Dinnerstein on How Bach Looks Ahead to Pop

In a unique interview, Simone Dinnerstein connects the Bach Prelude in B Minor to jazz and contemporary pop music, providing inspiration for piano practice. »

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Simone Dinnerstein Plays in Her Home Studio

As Simone Dinnerstein played in her home studio, this humble observer, an adult piano student, was reminded of her own study of the Bach Prelude in C Major. »

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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. »

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Fantasy Impromptu, a Poem

In her poem Fantasy Impromptu, Mary Jo Balistreri writes of playing Chopin on the piano as temporary relief from the pain of loneliness, envy, and longing. »

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Debussy First Arabesque Amplified

Deepen your interpretation of the Debussy First Arabesque with visual aids, tips for playing triplets against eighth notes, and comparisons to Bach's music. »

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The Minute Waltz, a Poem

Hearing Chopin's Minute Waltz on the piano was the poet Mary Jo Balistreri's first experience, at 9 years old, of music as more than just pleasant sounds. »

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The Liszt Un Sospiro Amplified

A closer look at the Liszt Un Sospiro reveals patterns in the rolling arpeggios, an Impressionistic quality, and some historical background on the piece. »

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Piano Gone Missing

A news story about a missing grand piano brings to mind August Wilson's 1990 play The Piano Lesson, about a family's complex relationship with their piano. »

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Ricker Choi Plays the Debussy Clair de Lune

Ricker Choi plays the Debussy Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque and reveals how the piece speaks to him with images of earth, moon, ocean, and breezes. »

The Debussy Clair de Lune Amplified

The Debussy Clair de Lune Amplified

The Debussy Clair de Lune, the most popular movement from Suite Bergamasque, holds poetry, emotional connection, and intriguing rhythms for these pianists. »

Accessible Piano Repertoire from Latin America

An interview with creators of Piano Accents: Latin America, accessible piano repertoire minus the cute pictures, a good choice for advanced beginner adults. »

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Latin America Music for the Piano

Dr. Gail Fischler, piano teacher and speaker, advocates that piano students expand their repertoire from classical to Latin American popular and folk music. »

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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. »

Brahms Intermezzo in B-flat Minor Amplified

Rabbi David Posner, amateur pianist, plays the Brahms Intermezzo B-flat Minor: a video, his story and insight from a music masters student at Mills College. »

Chopin Waltz in B Minor Amplified

After her mother died, the pianist Catherine Shefski decided to relearn and record, for reasons she did not quite understand, the Chopin Waltz in B minor. »

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The Old, Yellowish Piano Keys

Nino Dangadze plays Rêverie by A. Ovenberg. At age 14, drained by the pressure of the piano lessons for the previous seven years, I was looking forward to moving on with my life, as far away from the ... »

At Last, Accessible Classical Piano Music

An advanced beginner pianist offers her picks for accessible classical piano music that appeals to adults, including Philip Glass, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. »

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Classical Piano Music with Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt's performance of the Debussy Clair de Lune showcases elements of interpretation, intention, and concentration useful to adult piano students. »

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