Mark Westcott's annual summer class for graduate school pianists and young artists from foreign countries will climax with a fundraising recital on Friday evening, August 22nd at 7:30 PM at Classic Pianos, located on the corner of SE Milwaukie and Powell
Developing a good, strong scale technique is the most important element in piano playing. From it are derived the basic motions and patterns which also apply to arpeggios and irregular passages.
Some people think that we are known by the company we keep. Well, I was a soloist my whole life, so I may have been one of those people who didn't think that and simply wanted to let my playing do my talking for me.
My book, Playing With Love is about to be available on and offline. Written during my cancer struggle several years ago, it is an autobiography and discussion of the role of love in the things that we do.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my student, Nick Poelwijk. Less then two years ago Nick came into my life, and since, his growth has been tremendous. This winter he won the senior division in the tough Chopin Northwest competition again
A list of suggested reading
Fingering is a tool for memory, security, speed in learning, and for final mastery. Select fingering carefully. Be consistent!
A parent can hardly expect a child to be musically inclined in an unmusical environment. Having dropped the ball, the public schools offer little or no incentive or exposure for younger children to classical music. However, we have finally learned that
Next time you're scratching your head in confusion after hearing a performance of Lang Lang, or after hearing a performance of someone else who the current population of "they" say is "supposed to be good", you feel empty and musically unfulfilled...