Fritz, 8, Baptizes my “new” Baldwin Hamilton Grand in El Cerrito, CA (Duet playing video)

My El Cerrito students received a musical morale boost from Hammy’s surprise appearance in their learning sanctuary. I guess we’ll call the latest piano, “Hammy,” while Haddorff in Fresno will remain “Haddy” Someday, who knows, the two may pair up in Bay area cultural harmony.

HADDY/HAMMY

In the meantime, here’s Fritz, an 8-year old, second year piano student sitting beside me on my “new” DUET bench playing the Primo part for Beyer’s “Melody,” and Low’s “Ponies.” Both Elementary level pieces come from Faber’s Developing Artist series.

Keep up the good work, Fritz!