Tea Time with Thomas Yu— First Prize Winner of the 2016 Cliburn Amateur Competition

Thomas Yu, First Prize winner of the 2016 Cliburn Amateur Competition chats with Diane Hidy about how he crafted his prize-winning program, what it means to be a world-class amateur, and his success as a periodontist and a pianist.  Links of interest: Thomas Yu plays Butterflies and Bobcats https://youtu.be/CzMcl–iqxA Thomas Continue Reading

All Cooped Up

I’m all cooped up, are you? I’m also suddenly exclusively teaching online remote lessons. I need some zippy instantly downloadable pieces for my younger students — the ones who are in method books and have supplementary books that I don’t necessary have copies of. I need some sure-fire solos up Continue Reading

Wrong Way Rag

Hello friends! Like all of you, I’ve been unexpectedly hard at work figuring out how to teach remotely. I’ll be posting some ideas about that for you soon. In the meantime here’s a piece I wrote that’s going to be available for purchase but is free for site members. Here’s Continue Reading