When everything closed down in Toronto due to COVID-19, piano lessons went online, and so did year-end concerts. One of my students, who was taking lessons with me through the University of Toronto’s Piano Pedagogy Program opted for a more individual approach to sharing music. She recorded the tracks and I posted it on my studio’s SoundCloud feed. It’s particularly enjoyable for me to hear her progress, as I’ve been working with her since she was 7 years old and she’s now in her last year of high school!
We were moved today by the unexpected rawness of Ezra Azmon’s viola-playing on the corner of Walmer and Bloor, just outside the gray brick of the Shopper’s Drug… Read more “Raw Classical”
On Saturday, May 23, we held the fourth annual Student Salon, an event I started so that my piano students could have a space to play without the… Read more “House Music”
This one’s going to be a combined log from yesterday’s session and today’s. I was thinking that I needed to record myself in order to hear myself… Read more “Practicing to Perform – Log #2”
In my Adult Piano Pedagogy class, we have been asked to journal our performance prep process. So I thought I’d post it here, as it’s pretty good… Read more “Practicing to Perform – Log #1”
Just recently finished recording Noël Coward’s “Zigeuner” for a short film written and directed by Sara Fenton. It’s called Cupcakes and you should really check it out (see below). The emotion captured in simple gestures really struck me each time I watched it.