Monthly Archives: November 2016

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This week felt like an appropriate time to talk about Classical female composers. Since Western music is historically dominated by men, we generally just talk about famous Classical men.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

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In today’s episode, I want to talk about the health benefits of Mozart specifically – not Haydn, or Beethoven, or Bach, or any of those guys. Only the health benefits of Mozart.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

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In today’s video, we’ll be talking about the best of Schubert. He lived a really short and interesting life (as we talked about in a previous video), and produced an epic amount of music for such a short amount of time.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

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Today’s video is a quick compilation of my favorite grade 1 piano pieces. I play through some short clips of various grade 1 songs in the RCM syllabus, and show what books the music comes from.

I’ve done a video on my favorite grade 1 books, and some of these books are included in that list.

There’s also a page on this website that tours you through a series of grade 1 lessons if that’s something you’re interested in.

Let’s get started with my favorite grade 1 piano pieces!

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

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In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’ll be talking about the history of Franz Schubert. This video has been requested a lot lately, as well as analyses of his works, so I figured today’s as good a day as any.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.