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Chopin: Waltz in B Minor, Op. 69, No. 2

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Sick Doll, op. 39, no. 6 Dmitri Kabalevsky, Slow Waltz, op. 39, no. 23 Frédéric Chopin, Waltz in A minor, op. post. Edvard Grieg, Waltz, op. 12, no. 2 Samuil Maykapar Waltz, op. 28, no. 5 Get Ready: Creative...
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Kabalevsky: Running Along, Op. 39, No. 6

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Kabalevsky, A Little Porcupine, op. 89, No. 8 Köhler, Melody, op. 190, no. 27 Diabelli, Scherzo in C, Op. 149, No. 6 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for dee...
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Burgmüller: Ballade, Op.100, No.15

Burgmüller: Ballade, Op.100, No.15
Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one ​ Burgmüller - Arabesque Rossi - Atacama Desert Atwood - Sonatina Kabalevsky – Clowns Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more im...
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Schumann: A Little Piece, Op.68, No.5

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Berens: Op. 70, No. 8 & No. 23 Christopher Norton: Duet for One (from The Microjazz Collection 1) Czerny: Op. 777, No. 3 Konrad Kuhner: School of Etudes, No. 1 (right before or after) Schumann: Op. 68, No. 3 Get Ready: creativ...
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Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro

Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro
Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: ​ Lynn Freeman Olson – Beginning Sonatinas Nancy Faber - Classic Sonatina in C Major Dennis Alexander - Simply Sonatinas Theodore Latour - Sonatina No. 1 in C Major Thomas Attwood - Sonatina in G Major Creative activities to explore...
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I loved how you articulate the tricky technical segments and accompany them with simple technical warm-ups in preparation. Very cl... Read More
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Pachulski: Prelude Op.8, No.1

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Nakada, The Song of Twilight Tchaikovsky, Old French Song, op. 39, no. 16 Grechaninov, Waltz, from Glass Beads, op. 123 Tchaikovsky,Sweet Dreams, op. 39, no. 21 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter ...
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Bach (attr.): Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one ​ David Kraehenbuehl, March of the Trolls (detailed articulation, quick leaps over the keyboard) Favorite Jazzy pieces with ties and syncopations (e.g. Jon George, Chattanooga Cha-Cha from Students' Choice; Christopher Norton, Dri...
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Maryjane Peluso
Help, please! The video of Cathy Smetana's demo of the Bach Musette only plays for 48 seconds.
Monday, 01 April 2019 10:02
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This is now fixed. Thanks for your patience!
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Hello, Please help, the same issue here, full teaching video unavailable? I am logged in, and the message still tells me I need to... Read More
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Schumann: Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12 ("Knight Rupert")

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Preparation and Presentation   Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Burgmüller Ballade (Magrath Level 4): Provides work on keeping sixteenth notes even in the LH (with RH eighth note chords accompanying them) and also provides work with keeping hands together when playing sixteenth notes. S...
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Ellmenreich: Spinning Song

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Rebikov: The Bear Bach: Musette in D Major, BWV Anh. 126 Gurlitt: Etude in D minor ( Night Journey ), op. 82, no. 65 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for dee...
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Amy Glennon
Thank you for this informative video, full of so many useful teaching tips!
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:57
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Friday, 03 May 2019 17:13
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Handel: Gavotte in G Major, HWV 491 ("Rigaudon")

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one ​ ​ Kabalevsky - Clowns, op. 39, no. 20 J. S. Bach (attrib.) - Musette in D, BWV Anh. 26 Turk – The Dancing Master Get Ready:  Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for...
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It is so true about the need to prepare for the LH bass line touch. Thank you for sharing the imagery of potential "coiffure catas... Read More
Friday, 03 May 2019 17:33
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Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21

Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21
Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one. ​ Kohler: Etude in F Major, op. 190, no. 27 Diabelli: Vivace in C Major, op. 125, no. 7 any pieces that involve playing a LH broken-chord accompaniment against a lyrical RH melody, in either 3/4 or 3/8 Creative activities to explore...
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Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21

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Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one. ​ Kohler: Etude in F Major, op. 190, no. 27 Diabelli: Vivace in C Major, op. 125, no. 7 any pieces that involve playing a LH broken-chord accompaniment against a lyrical RH melody, in either 3/4 or 3/8 Creative activities to explore...
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Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro

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Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: ​ Lynn Freeman Olson – Beginning Sonatinas Nancy Faber - Classic Sonatina in C Major Dennis Alexander - Simply Sonatinas Theodore Latour - Sonatina No. 1 in C Major Thomas Attwood - Sonatina in G Major Creative activities to explore...
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Burgmüller: Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15

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Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: ​ Burgmüller - Arabesque Rossi - Atacama Desert Atwood - Sonatina Kabalevsky – Clowns Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: ​ What ...
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Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39

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Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: ​ Beethoven - Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23 Niamath - Playful Puppy Niamath - Penguins Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: ​ Learn...
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Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39, No.20

Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39, No.20
Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Beethoven - Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23 Niamath - Playful Puppy Niamath - Penguins Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate...
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