Pearls of Piano Wisdom
Last year, Jonathan Flowers presented to MLMTA a program on mindfulness, which was full of information about how to bring it to our piano studios. I was so pleased to revisit this topic with him, as well as chat about other things like:
What a fantastic time I had chatting with Dr. Patricia Powell about pedagogy, her life as a college professor, and more! Dr. Powell has served as the guru of countless teachers and players, myself included.
Deborah Rodgers, our former PMTA President, is super-organized and creative. It was a delight to visit her home teaching studio! We discussed composition with students, the summer camp she runs every year, different "genres" of music, and more.
Dr. Resnianski graciously puts up with my children. - - I caught up with Igor Resnianski in his office at West Chester University to speak a little further about Sound and Time, a program which he presented to MLMTA on January 9, 2018.
Elaine Friedlander is a super-smart piano teacher based in West Chester, PA. She runs a studio with two teaching assistants who work for her, and they all work in the Suzuki method, but not exclusively! I was very curious to pull back the curtain on ...
- What a treat, for my first interview, to spend time with the incomparable Dr. Richard Veleta, my own former piano teacher! Dr. Veleta welcomed me into his home studio, where we sat at the piano and chatted about intermediate repertoire.