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Canadian Pianist Lucille Chung
By Jean-Pascal Hamelin Lucille Chung has just 10 years old when she won the first prize in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, making her the youngest recipient. Among the many...
Canadian Pianist Angela Hewitt
By Stéphane Villemin Following Gould's death, it might seem difficult to play Bach on the piano, especially for a Canadian. Angela Hewitt has found his way without feeling...
Canadian Pianists Bouchard and Morisset
By Marc Samson Victor Bouchard and Renée Morisset occupy a unique place on the Canadian music scene. Their careers brought them together and they are over 40 years - unlike other...
Canadian Pianist Charles Reiner
By Jean-Pascal Hamelin Born in 1924, Charles Reiner studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and graduated together in 1947. He has won the Geneva International Competition...
Canadian Pianist Yvonne Henderson
By Marc Samson Their names do not appear on the posters for concerts. They are usually at the end of the biographies and some artists do not even take the trouble to mention. Who...
Canadian Pianists Germaine Malépart and John Newmark
By Clement Trudel Two pianists who have strongly influenced the musical life of Montreal were great teachers and communicators: Germaine Malépart (Prix d'Europe 1917) and...
Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould
By Kevin Bazzana Glenn Gould was born in Toronto in 1932, and enjoyed a privileged, sheltered upbringing in the quiet Beach neighborhood. His musical gifts became apparent in...
Piano Recital Dress Codes
How to Maximize Comfort & Minimize Distractions While You Perform By Brandy Kraemer Piano recital dress codes can vary by musical style, venue, and level of formality, so you...
A Pianist Chooses a Light Touch Over Heavy Hands
By Allan Kozinn The Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky has a formidable technique, and when he puts a bit of muscle behind it, he produces the big sound that characterizes the...
East Village Pianos and a Hardscrabble Tale
By Michael Kolomatsky Nineteen years old, rail thin, longhaired and topped with a beret, Dylan Meek was anything but. The intensity of his performance seemed to rattle petals off...
Play It Again, Gotham
I almost spent a night in jail when I was 10—for playing a grand piano in a shopping mall. The piano was just sitting there, in the atrium between the shoe store and the book shop...
4 Traits Your Piano Teacher Must Possess
  Learn What Makes a Great Teacher, and Why It's Important to You By Brandy Kraemer We all have fond memories of our favorite teacher. They were able to turn that tough...
How to Find and Choose a Piano Teacher
  Learn Where to Find a Teacher, and What You Need to Ask Them By Brandy Kraemer Use these tips to help you find a piano teacher, and narrow your search with a breakdown of...
Music Lessons: A Roller Coaster Ride
It happens at least once a year, sometimes more. Students around the world feel it. BURNOUT. It can happen to the best of us, and happens quite often with music students. It is...
Online Piano Lessons
There is a plethora of information available online about every subject known to human kind, music and piano are no exception. If you want to learn how to play piano or read music...
5 guidelines for practicing piano at home
1. Establish a practice routine early in the year. Try to maintain the same time every day. Choose a time which will not conflict with other routines or enjoyable activities....
Piano Choices for the Beginner Piano Player
Choosing a piano for the beginner can be a big challenge. You may not be comfortable with making a big purchase if you unsure you or your children will continue, but you want to...
Getting the Student to Say "YES"!
Most piano teachers forget that the initial interview with a piano student is in essence their one-on-one opportunity to ‘close the sale.’  In this article, we would like to...
Is Piano Practicing Ever Fun?
By Dr. Joseph Line As I scan internet articles and blogs about piano practicing, I am always amazed at how many people write about and are searching for ways to make practicing...
4 Mistakes That Spell Disaster for Your PTF Profile
  4 Mistakes That Spell Disaster for Your PTF Profile Developing a PTF Profile should be a great experience: you get to bring your teaching practice or passion to life. To...