Category Archives: Composers

In today’s episode, I want to do a tutorial for The Sick Doll by Tchaikovsky. This is a great piece that I especially love teaching grade 2-level kids, since it’s so sad and dramatic and they really seem to connect to the story and emotion of it easily.

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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.

When I was originally drafting this list, I came up with 14 names of underrated composers. Culling it to just 5 was based heavily on my own opinion (ie I chose musicians that I personally love, and aren’t just considered generally underrated).

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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.

We’ve been talking about Liszt a lot lately, and we’re not done yet! Today we’re going to take a tour of his Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2.

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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.

Talking about the easiest Liszt pieces is kind of a joke, because most of his music is extremely difficult – or at the very least, quite advanced.

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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.

Today we’re going to discuss the life, times and history of Franz Liszt. He was the rock star of the Romantic era, and was a touring vagabond for most of his life.
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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.