All articles by Shirley S Kirsten:
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Can we Rise above the Hammer Mechanism of our beloved piano?
Captured and not yet Released
Celebrating Christmas in the vocal tradition
Chopin Waltz in Ab Major, considerations of mic, tempo, etc.
Chopin's Bb minor Nocturne: hand/arm rotation for phrasing
Chopin's Etude, Op. 10, No. 3 and the Devil in Music
Chords to Gym and Back
Chunking a B Major scale for smoothness and velocity
Clementi and the Crickets
Comparing performances of Mozart Sonata in C, K. 545, mvt. 1
Comparison of Five pianists performing Liszt Consolation no. 3
Comparone plays Bach on the harpsichord with a palette of emotions
Debussy Arabesque No. 1 and Bay view seascapes along Amtrak 711
Delightful Arrangements of Jewish Holiday Songs
Digitals, Acoustics, the economy, and piano lessons
Domenico Scarlatti on speed
Domenico Scarlatti on Speed
Domenico Scarlatti: wailing gypsies, flamenco flourishes, daredevil display
Down to the wire: preparing a piano student for a competitive event
Early Intermediate Piano Repertoire: A Favorite, JC Bach Prelude in A minor
East Coast, West Coast culture clash
Elena Cobb urges Classically trained piano teachers to include jazz
Emotion and Meaning in Music with Beethoven examples
Eurhythmics, A Whole Body Listening Experience
Everyone is Playing Bach Prelude in C from the Well Tempered Clavier
Facebook Friend, Google plus Circle turnarounds and other soap operas
Favorite Videos of Beloved Pianists.
Feeling like an out of towner, going back to NYC
Festival Fresno, Anna Magdalena, and Keith Snell
Film Art and Great Pianism Fuse
Fine wine and pianos, an Old World beauty has a new home!
Fritz, 8, baptizes my Baldwin Hamilton grand
Fritz, Age 7, performs his composed piece, Finding Gold!
From El Cerrito with love: a tableaux of music, flowers and more
From Legato to Staccato (Piano Technique)
From Pop to Bach, a 9-yr. old makes it over easy
From the Staircase to the Piano: A 5-yr old learns a Minuet
Frustrated Piano Teacher/Frustrated Student
Full Blown You Tube Addiction!
Fur Elise and childhood memories
Fur Elise, redux
George Gershwin's music and the retirement home circuit
Gershwin in collage
Grieg's Butterfly: Performance and analysis
Guess What Happened on the way to my El Cerrito Piano Studio?
Haddy Haddorff is Tuned without a machine, and Shows her Stuff!
Haide Lin, The Cultural Revolution, and Violin-Making
Handel's Messiah and sacrilege
Haydn and Heart Attacks (Update)
Hollywood gives Fresno notoriety!
Horowitz plays Liszt Consolation 3, and why it is so beautiful to our ears
How long should a piano student stay with a piece?
How to bring an old piece back to playing condition
How to Improve Sight-Reading Skills at the Piano
How to win Friends and Influence People on LinkedIn
I could write a book titled Pianodrama
I meet my blind date piano in El Cerrito!
If this is the Russian singing tone school of piano playing ...
In a Piano Teacher's Arsenal: The Magic Bullet piece
In the Hot Zone!
In the Piano Universe: Two treasured You Tubes not to miss
Individualizing Piano Study: How to avoid Method Book Dependency
Intermediate Level Piano Repertoire: Album for the Young by Schumann
Interpreting piano music: Should we truly rely on the composer's intent?
Interview with Irina Gorin, creator, Tales of a Musical Journey
Into the Hills with the Sound Of Music
Irina Morozova shines playing Gershwin Virtuoso Transcriptions on CD
Irina Morozova, pianist and teacher, inspires with a riveting interview
Is the piano a dying breed?
Is there a short cut route to learning piano?
J Fritz Piano, The Romantic Era Reborn
J.S. Bach and Tempo Decisions
Jello and other mental images for pianists
Learning a new piano piece quickly and thoroughly
Learning and Memorizing Clementi Sonatina, Op. 36, No.1, Mvt. 1 (Video)
Learning in Baby Steps: Bach Invention #1 in C Major
Leaving the Barbaric Age of Middle C
Letting my hair down with a snatch of Let It Be!
little apple, Big Apple, mayhem, murder and music, my family history and
Liz on Top of the World from Pride and Prejudice
Long Distance Internet-based Piano Teaching: A novel experience
Making Pianistic Compromises (with videos)
Memories of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Memorization at the Piano: How to Improve Your Skills
Menahem Pressler, Mozart, and Masterclasses
Minnesota Junior Piano Competition, Finalists, and fluid playing
Mommas and Babies in the Music World
More Digital Piano Reviews: Best Buy location (videos)
More Favorite Teaching Pieces
More trills, but bucolic and serene
Mozart Alla Turca, play through and instruction
Mozart at Dusk and Daybreak, Evading the wrath of neighbors
Mozart Sonata in C, the Drawing Room/Harmonic Rhythm and Interpretation
Mozart, Memories, Reflections and Revisits
Murray Perahia, pianist, is in a league of his own
Murray Perahia, poet of the piano, triumphs at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley
Music Theory and Piano Study
Music Works: A mom and pop East Bay charmer is worth a visit
Music, Life, and Memories
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