As I am
a performing pianist, I teach my pupils—beginning with the first
lesson—the correct way to hold their hands so that they
are able to give a two-hour concert without tiring themselves.
during the first years
of piano instruction, I believe that it is unwise for students to take
in-group lessons, half-hour lessons with a professor-apprentice or to
employ a professor who doesn’t practice regularly.
higher the professor’s level,
the more quickly the pupil will feel at ease
at the piano and be able to choose to play any piece he would like.
Rudiments of music
separate rudiments of music from piano. The rudiment of music is simply
the knowledge of reading scores. You learn how to read your first, second,
third piece and, very soon, you are able to sight-read the more and
more complicated scores without insurmountable effort; it is so logic
and so simple!
the age of ten, Elena Gantchikova gave her first solo concert, and then
played in the Great Concert Hall of the State Moscow Conservatory Tchaikovsky.”
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