Thursday, September 12, 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, students and parents! I'm so excited to get another wonderful year of piano lessons underway. I'd like to extend a big welcome to those families who are new to our studio as well as welcome back all of our old friends. I really missed all of you over the summer, and it's been so exciting to see your smiling faces again!

Everyone enrolled for the year should have received a welcome letter with a detailed lesson calendar, list of changes and updates to the studio policy, and updated account information. If you didn't receive these items or need a replacement copy, please feel free to contact me.

I'd like to kick the year off with a fun listening assignment! Please follow the link below to hear one of my favorite pieces played by one of my favorite pianists, Vladimir Horowitz. (Horowitz's performance nerves were legendary, and it sorts of shows in this video!) The piece is Schubert's Impromptu in G-Flat Major.

What story do you think Schubert was trying to tell when he wrote this piece? Does the music create a picture in your mind? Do you like the piece? Leave a comment below.