Archive for May 2017

A Brief History of the Opera, Part 2

In today’s part 2 video of a brief history of opera, we’re going to talk about Romantic and Modern opera styles, and the influential composers and works in this period.

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A Brief History of the Opera

Today’s brief history of the opera video is the first in a two-part series. In this video, we’re going to focus on the early days of opera, from Baroque to Classical. Romantic and Modern opera will be the subject of the next video.

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RCM: Grade 3 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 3 piano technique requirements (updated for the 2015 syllabus). This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play…

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How I Became a Piano Teacher (with tips for aspiring teachers)

I was asked to do a video talking about my experience of becoming a piano teacher, and if I had any insight to share for those of you who are interested in piano teaching. In this video, I’ll share my story and my journey, as well as some tips and insight into the job as…

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