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
I feel it in my bones now. I’m healthy. I have a warm, safe place to live. I’m not alone. I have food. I can get more. I’m in a lovely place. My favorite beaches may be closed, but I can hear the barking sea lions and the crash of Continue Reading
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
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
This lesson uses my Piano Music for Sight Reading – Preparatory Level book and features a cameo by Scruff the dog.