Category Archives: Putting the Joy back into Music

Parents and Piano Recitals

By now my loyal readers should be well ware of my feelings regarding piano recitals. But search tags leading readers to this site, repeatedly show people inquiring about those  recitals.  I’ve had queries about suitable piano pieces, how to prepare … Continue reading

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Piano Exercises … Yes or No

Scales and arpeggios.   Schmitt, Plaidy, Pischna, and Hanon …  the list is a daunting one and almost every teacher is familiar with the task of administering this “medicine” to all her students.  Those fingers must be strengthened and evenness … Continue reading

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Little Katy …. The Second Lesson

Like so many of life’s lessons, the one taught to me by the little marihuana plant didn’t come to fruition until later.   About three years later. When my marriage ended, I returned to Montreal and my little condo.  Shaken by the upheaval … Continue reading

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Victor Borge … “The Page-Turner” … Classy Classic Comedy

 Victor Borge   “I only know two pieces;  one is Clair de Lune and the other one isn’t” Victor Borge is probably one of the most beloved comedians of the twentieth century.  He was born in 1909 in Copenhagen where his … Continue reading

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“Big Hands” … An Hilarious Spoof by Igudesman and Joo

Okay …  I confess.   I have a weakness for superb musicians who toss decorum to the winds while they indulge in a good prank.  I loved Victor Borge years ago and now this dazzling pair are bringing back some of the fun … Continue reading

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