[youtube=http://youtu.be/n3e5hmv5nqM] Have just uploaded a teaching video on a lovely Chopin waltz, interspersed with French painters of dancers, pianists and Chopin with Georges Sand. Enjoy! from the new ABRSM Grade 8 syllabus 2015
Author: Matthew Koumis, Piano Teacher (孔天喜)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmPwbh5u8fE Have uploaded my latest performance & teaching video about Janacek’s “The Barn Owl has not Flown Away”! This is one of my favourite piano pieces, plus it’s in the Grade 8 2015 ABRSM syllabus. It was 35 degrees today, so I did not wear a tuxedo for the video session 😉
[youtube=http://youtu.be/u5YXcGJskgs] One in a new series of my teaching videos for advanced pianists, in English with Chinese subtitles. Feedback welcome!
[youtube=http://youtu.be/dY9Tm46ljJY] I hope you enjoy my latest video. It’s about the latest 2015-2016 Grade 8 syllabus, Beethoven sonata first movement Op 14.2 I perform the work and then discuss suggested fingerings, and stylistic comments, plus recommended listening and editions. This is my third video now. I will be going to england for 3 weeks […]
Piano teaching video image version 2. OMG so many buttons to choose from in image manipulation! The shift in acting from theatre to screen perhaps entailed a de-skilling process, comparable to piano’s move from recital to recording – shorter sections, able to be manipulated by buttons….
Searching for the “Aha” moment at the piano! Hoping to launch my new series of intermediate to advanced piano tutorials on YouTube next week in English and Mandarin.
Oftentimes the most enjoyable part of a piano recital comes at the end when the performer has finished their conracted work, unbuttons their shirt collar, so to speak, and offers a few encores for the audience’s delight. We heard Debussy Reflets dans l’eau, from Images, followed by 3 Debussy Preludes (La Fille aux cheveux de […]
Boris Berezovsky Piano Recital Review 10 June 2014 National Concert Hall, Taipei
“Difficulties are always the result of an overuse of small muscles and an under-use of large muscles. A balance in activity must be established if difficulties are to disappear. Practising with a faulty balance in activity does not improve matters.” distinguished American piano teacher Abby Whiteside writing in the 1950s. Isn’t it satisfying finding writers […]
The greatest French song recording of all time? Go here for the words in french and english: http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=3163