Why did “Let It Go” become so popular? Musicologist W. Anthony Sheppard unlock the magical power behind the song and reveal us the compositional secrets of “Let It Go” Students, what’s the most interesting idea you saw from the video? As you work on “You The Composer” project this week, think of how to use […]
In Anita’s video “How playing an instrument benefits your brain,” she compares playing an instrument to full-body brain workout. I can definitely see this as my student plays the music while tapping steady beat with the foot and chant the rhythm at the same time. Today as I play my piano, I’d like to imagine […]
Did you hear the two Moonlight pieces played by Victor Borge in the video I posted on Aug 26 blog ? Do you know how he transformed those pieces into Happy Birthday song? Listen and watch these videos: 1. Claude Debussy “Clair de lune” by Angela Hewitt 2. Wilhelm Kempff plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata mvt. 1 3. “Beep […]
Victor Borge is one of my favorite musicians. Which of his Birthday rendition do you like the best? Debussy, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart or Gershwin?
Express yourself through music – Emotion Everyone has a story to tell. Tell your story and express yourself through music. Piano is the perfect playground to let your emotions, thoughts and imaginations become music. Since everyone has a story to tell, it’s never too late to play. I believe everyone has the potential to play […]
Can you see or hear music everywhere? After watching Jarbas Agnelli’s post, I challenge myself to find music in the most unlikely place today! Jarbas wrote, “Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of […]