Getting Intimate with Greatness

This article includes a video and was first published in the March 2012 issue of Fearless Performing. My mother-in-law gave us a book one Christmas that I have often brought into piano lessons to show my students. The book is titled Monet: Waterlilies, and in it are...

Are You Blocking Your Way to a Great Technique?

by Madeline Bruser “Fast and loud.” These are the words that many musicians associate with a dazzling instrumental technique. A professionally oriented performer often thinks, “If I could just play this étude as fast and loud as it’s supposed to be played, I’ll feel...