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Piano instruction: Using muscular memory to create a singing tone legato by Shirley Kirsten
Bio feedback, self-analysis and mental imagery are explored as part of a muscular memory paradigm. (Video)...
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Piano Instruction: Using the wrist to taper phrases by Shirley Kirsten
Exploring techniques of realizing cadences or resting points, by using a slower entry into final notes....
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Piano instruction: Voice Analysis and Muscle Memory by Shirley Kirsten
as applied to learning Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique, Adagio Cantabile....
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Piano Instruction: Working on the flexible wrist with a hair band (videos) by Shirley Kirsten
A ten year old student learns wrist flexibility and how to produce a singing tone. (A hairband is enlisted to aid the arm drop, and spongy, dipping w...
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Piano Interviews by Phone, (Don't copy me) by Shirley Kirsten
Read about the examples...
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Piano Lesson: Rina, 4, climbs up and down a staircase to learn about MELODY by Shirley Kirsten
I continue the Musical Journey with Irina Gorin's innovative piano instruction for young children. ...
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Piano Lesson: Rina, 5 plays Frere Jacques with smooth and connected fingers by Shirley Kirsten
in Major, and Minor (using Eb)...
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Piano Lesson: The Challenge of Playing a Slow Movement by Shirley Kirsten
I use Clementi's Sonatina in C, Op. 36 No. 1, Andante, as my point of departure (videos)...
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Piano Lessons and Dropout Rates by Shirley Kirsten
How the initial interview is better than a crystal ball...
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Piano Lessons should be tailor-made for each student by Shirley Kirsten
A landscape of diverse materials and creative activities advance a pupil's learning process in a unique way....
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Piano Lessons: An Adult Beginner is progressing nicely by Shirley Kirsten
Three months into it, a newbie is happily engaged with his music learning....
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Piano Lessons: Creativity, Composing and Diversifying by Shirley Kirsten
Integrating composing into the learning environment...
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Piano Lessons: My kids don't practice so what can I do about it? by Shirley Kirsten
A philosophical perspective that might be helpful...
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Piano Lessons: The Parent/Teacher relationship, striking the right balance by Shirley Kirsten
A humorous take on a testy set of circumstances....
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Piano Mania! and the Bezerkeley arrival of Steinway 1098 by Shirley Kirsten
A new shuffle of pianos in the E. Bay...
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Piano Performance Retrospectives: The seeds of greatness were sown... by Shirley Kirsten
early in life...
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Piano Playing and Getting into the Spirit (Video with Aiden cat) by Shirley Kirsten
When it comes to recording Mozart there are many ways to skin a cat......
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Piano Practicing and Blocking Techniques by Shirley Kirsten
Tips on smoothing out knotty passages by chunking them...
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piano practicing, videotaping, and gym workouts by Shirley Kirsten
Tips to improve your performance with the aid of a gym routine--included is Bach's whip lashing, finger burning Invention 8...
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Piano Practicing: Breathing into phrases and Blocking out passages by Shirley Kirsten
A Mozart Sonata is my springboard...
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Piano Practicing: Infusing repetition with imagination by Shirley Kirsten
creating metaphors and images to assist piano playing...
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Piano Practicing: Re-doing and Refining (video) by Shirley Kirsten
The art of listening, self-analyzing, re-voicing, and re-experiencing the "feel" of a piece enlarge the player's musical perspective....
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Piano Practicing: What to do when you make a mistake by Shirley Kirsten
Recommended approaches...
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Piano Repair: Taking the Noise out of my Pedal by Shirley Kirsten
An experienced technician shows how it's done....
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Piano Students as Composers: Stimulating a Creative Learning Environment by Shirley Kirsten
How to Help Children Compose in detail with musical selections as examples, and student art work....
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Piano Study and the value of singing by Shirley Kirsten
I discuss singing and cultural inhibitions as my introduction to this writing....
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Piano Study: Does counting out beats have to be robotic? by Shirley Kirsten
Embedded videos dis-COUNT this belief....
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Piano Study: Learning in deep layers and loving it by Shirley Kirsten
A divine Prelude is offered as an example...
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Piano Study: Tempo shifts from childhood to adulthood by Shirley Kirsten
My growing awareness about a particular marking...
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Piano Teacher Stories from the War Zone! Part One by Shirley Kirsten
A veteran music educator shares her earliest student years in St. John Canada, circa WW II....
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Piano Teachers, students, and reluctant farewells by Shirley Kirsten
The poignancy of farewells to teachers.....
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Piano Technician call back: Please fix these notes! by Shirley Kirsten
A video denmonstration of what needed repair. (BEFORE and AFTER sequences)...
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Piano Technique all Bundled into one Collection by Shirley Kirsten
and such beautiful music accompanies....
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Piano Technique and Mental Imagery (Playing into a Bowl of Molasses) by Shirley Kirsten
Certain Catchwords and images go a long way in developing a fluid technique....
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Piano Technique in the PLAY-ground: Thumb to thumb swings and more by Shirley Kirsten
tips on smoothing out scales and arpeggios...
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Piano Technique is about flexibility not finger strength by Shirley Kirsten
That's why meaningless repetition and finger pumping won't work!...
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Piano Technique: Presence of mind and Breathing through scales by Shirley Kirsten
Two sample lessons are included....
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Piano Technique: a romping, rollicking C# minor Arpeggio by Shirley Kirsten
A myriad of ways to practice...
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Piano Technique: Arpeggios! by Shirley Kirsten
The art of playing through video samples...
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Piano Technique: Avoiding pencil point playing by Shirley Kirsten
How to create a beautiful singing tone....
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Piano Technique: Be a Blockhead when learning Bach by Shirley Kirsten
Applying blocking strategies in mastering a two-part Invention...
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Piano Technique: Beautiful Chord Playing by Shirley Kirsten
How to create sonorous chords in the singing tone style....
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Piano Technique: Boosting the Left Hand by Shirley Kirsten
Pointers on developing a more reliable and expressive left hand....
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Piano Technique: Breathing through inverted chords and arpeggios by Shirley Kirsten
Strings of double root chords are unraveled with supple wrist motions....
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Piano Technique: crossed hands, leaps, and shifty eyeballs by Shirley Kirsten
How to navigate through daredevil escapades in a superfast Scarlatti Sonata (Allegrissimo) See WORDPRESS link if attachments not visible....
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Piano Technique: Five-finger positions are good for you by Shirley Kirsten
And the reasons why---...
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Piano Technique: Flexible wrist/forward motion by Shirley Kirsten
Burgmuller's "Inquietude" requires a supple wrist for sensitive shaping of lines, even at a brisk tempo. Slowing everything down and taking baby prac...
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Piano Technique: Fluidly played arpeggios by Shirley Kirsten
Tips on how to smooth out arpeggios to four octaves, legato/staccato...
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Piano Technique: Forearm vs. Finger Staccato by Shirley Kirsten
I explore Forearm and Finger applied staccato with videotaped examples....
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Piano Technique: Geography, Choreography and Muscle Memory by Shirley Kirsten
un-snagging e minor scales...
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