Recent Reviews for Shirley S Kirsten
CHAPTER NINE: Me, York and our Great Piano Adventure! (Short Story) - 6/6/2007 3:02:51 AM|
I thoroughly enjoyed being a participant in this Great Adventure!
A Heart-wrenching blend of Music and Memoir (Article) - 12/8/2013 8:47:28 AM
Mona Golabek is remarkably talented and creative. Thanks for sharing…
George Gershwin's music and the retirement home circuit (Article) - 11/16/2013 9:19:15 AM
A wonderful memoir and romp through classic pop music of yesteryear. You have done a great service by bringing cheer to the elderly who have very little left to enrich their lives. Also, like everything else, beautifully written and illustrated.
George Gershwin's music and the retirement home circuit (Article) - 11/15/2013 10:10:39 PM
What a delightful story, told with wit and charm and sensitivity! A few years ago I attended a one-person performance of the Gershwin brothers' days. It was sensational. There were a few sing-a-longs including Embraceable You. At the end the entire audience of 600 to 800 sang Summertime with such reverence that for the first time I realized it wasn't a lullaby, but a prayer. You could have heard a pin drop when it ended.
Perfect Pitch, What's the Big Deal? (Article) - 8/27/2013 6:46:41 AM
Still doesn't help me understand what Randy Jackson is saying when he describes the singing of one of the contestants in American Idol as being, “pitchy.”
Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine is brilliant and unsettling (Article) - 8/19/2013 7:42:53 AM
While I'm not a particular fan of Woody Allen's comedies, I think I might take a look at Blue Jasmine if it is one of his serious works. Because the backdrop in San Francisco, it always brings back memories when I see films from there.
That was a nice respite.
After the Revolution is my cousin, Amy Herzog's tour de force play (Article) - 8/16/2013 7:58:44 AM
You have been accomplished family.
KLOUT!!! (Article) - 8/15/2013 9:42:21 AM
My, my, you certainly have clout… ;-)
When Bad News arrives by E-mail that a student is dropping piano (Article) - 8/11/2013 7:27:51 AM
I am a failed musician on three fronts: piano, piano accordion, and tonette. as part of the music appreciation courses, I learned to write music. Sadly, my interest in all of these was very short-lived and I have forgotten anything I ever learned about reading or writing music.
Unfortunately, it was my parents to initiated my lessons and it was me who ended them. Some of us were just not cut out to be musicians. When we leave lessons, there's no real proper way to say goodbye.
How to win Friends and Influence People on LinkedIn (Article) - 8/6/2013 5:44:26 AM
Wow! What a hoot.
You've certainly earned endorsements from this gem.
I'm not on it much- but I'll try to remember to throw a few more your way. Channeling,- etc.
An Informative Chat with a Whimsical Piano Technician (Article) - 7/22/2013 6:14:16 AM
You are one tough interviewer! Kept him on his toes with one question after another. The videos are a great way of making the presentation.
Steinway and Sons is Sold and the Digitals are having a party (Article) - 7/4/2013 7:16:03 AM
I really enjoyed listening to and watching you practice Knight of the Rocking Horse. I really admire someone with skill with music. We had a piano teacher upstairs as a renter when I was seven, so my twin brother and I had a few weeks of piano lessons that never stuck. Studied music a bit in school and took lessons on the piano accordion in seventh grade, but that didn't stick either. Can't read music anymore.
My niece is the only musical member of the family (her brother is the drummer). She started with the flute, wrote songs and plays, and ended her high school music career with a recital at a Steinway studio… made me very proud of her. That was four years ago. She is now a graduate engineer working on an internship at Langley NASA. Go figure?
I'm an advocate for new technology and using it rather than denying it. Glad that you are too. Still, I hope that the old instruments and their related skills don't go away because they bring out the best in us.
An Earthquake interrupts SKYPE lesson to Brazil (Article) - 6/21/2013 4:51:23 AM
Glad you found out what it was.
Bach to Nature: pairing Tilden park photos with a Bach Prelude (Article) - 3/22/2013 6:18:08 AM
AD does not appear to provide an adequate format for your ingenious compliation, but you are onto something, Shirley. Well done!
A Band of Wives is the latest women's international support network (Article) - 3/2/2013 11:37:26 AM
I know you may wonder if I know any other words to tell you.
Maybe I'm always on your page because of some amazing practice as a page turner.
Life is just so full of defeat, and the way you saw clearly the big picture and advocated for yourself is inspiring.
"Let your light shine" is such a wonderful message.
We just have to get around the shady characters.
A Love Story Woven on a Chopin Canvas (Article) - 1/15/2013 2:06:49 PM
I can't thank you enough Shirley for putting such thought into this beautiful piece.
Their lives were a very special story, and we don't see enough of this kind of thing in the world.
They lived the right way in the right time and I was so fortunate to fit well into this family.
Piano Warm-ups, Chopin, and the Art of Breathing (Article) - 6/30/2012 4:29:19 PM
I ENJOYED THIS ARTICLE VERY MUCH. SO INFORMATIVE AND A WHOLE LOT OF 'BREATHING' ADVICE AND INSTRUCTIONS. THANKS FOR SHARING. I WILL BE BACK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
A photo portrait like a painting (Article) - 2/3/2012 7:34:50 AM
Home is where the cat is.
Another Bach Invention I is added to the you tube list--the Morning After (Article) - 11/23/2011 10:05:59 AM
Awww- I'm at work where I can't access Youtube.
You better keep it up there- it may be days before I can check it out- and I love Bach.
I'm on Facebook- love so many muscians there.
Feeling like an out of towner, going back to NYC (Article) - 10/13/2011 3:08:56 PM
How absolutely awesome to still have your Mom at 97!
Best wishes for a smooth journey.
I'll be thinking of you- 30 minutes east.
Now if you were there to do a recital I'd have to go!