Dr. Rozalie Levant holds master’s degrees (with honor) in piano performance and musicology from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, and a Ph.D. in musicology from the Russian Scientific Institute of the History of Arts. Upon graduation, Dr. Levant taught many musical subjects in two Universities in St. Petersburg, along with work at the famous Bolshoi Drama Theatre as a Music Director. She has performed with the theatre in many European countries, Argentina, and Japan. Since moving to the U.S. in 1989, she has developed her own approach to piano pedagogy, described in her book The Anatomy of Musicality. Dr. Levant teaches a large private studio in Dallas, judges competitions, and gives frequent workshops and seminars for piano teachers, including presentations at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the European Piano Teachers Association con- ference, UCLA, and state conventions. For more information please visit www.rozalielevant.com.

Basic crescendo: What is wrong with it?

Basic crescendo: What is wrong with it?
The crescendo. It is a basic and universal musical concept, one of those words that has drifted out of the realm of music and into the everyday lexicon to describe anything that is building, increasing, gathering momentum. The concept (getting louder) is easy enough for beginners to grasp in their first lessons, yet accomplished artists expend a gr...
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