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Up in the Air – Atkinson performs Beethoven

This is a lovely performance on an invisible piano by comedy genius Rowan Atkinson (also known as Mr. Bean). The air piano act include two Beethoven sonatas: the first movement from the Pathétique Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op.13 and the third movement of the Moonlight Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2. Read more >>

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cardeno
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« Reply #100 on: August 28, 2017, 07:50:52 AM »

Cardeno, when I asked you whether you were venting, I was asking you what your purpose was, in other words, what we are aiming for here as we write.  As you probably got from my first posts, I get it about the experiences you had, and that receiving good teaching isn't at all a given - and you


Keypeg, this thread is getting out of hand. It must be KILLED !!!!. KILL THE THREAD!!!!, KILL THE THREAD!!!!.

I talk rubbish and a few posts above you talk about learning from babies, 2 types of tantrums, what is going on?Huh, KILL THE THREAD!!!!, KILL THE THREAD!!!. Do you know how to do it???.

This thread is giving me a nervous breakdown!!!, KILL THE THREAD!!!, KILL THE THREAD!!!!
Hours and hours I spent writing rubbish instead of practicing, KILL THE THREAD!!!, KILL THE THREAD!!!

To kill or not to kill the thread, that is the question!!!!, KILL THE THREAD!!!, KILL THE THREAD!!!!
whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer
the slings and arrows of this outrageous thread
or to take arms against a sea of postings
and by opposing......end them?, to die to sleep
NOT MORE!!!..........KILL THE THREAD!!!!, KILL THE THREAD!!!!

"a piano teacher, a piano teacher, my bank account for a piano teacher!!!!!

I live without living in me
and such high standards I expect from this forum
that I die because I don`t die...
and as death knocks at my door
I close my eyes in aura
thinking , oh not!, of my money
but of the piano teachers I adore.

Good night, good night parting with such sweet sorrow
that I shall say good night till it be tomorrow
OH thread, Oh thread, wherefore are you Thread?
Thus with a kiss I die.............
a kiss for KEYPEG.......of course..........

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« Reply #101 on: August 28, 2017, 12:24:10 PM »

Et tu, Brute?
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« Reply #102 on: August 28, 2017, 02:04:57 PM »

Cardeno, I'm already out.  I left yesterday.
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« Reply #103 on: August 28, 2017, 02:13:45 PM »

Cardeno, I'm already out.  I left yesterday.

Do not stand on my grave and weep
I`m not there, I do not sleep
I`m a thousand winds that blow
I`m the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain

When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
do not stand on my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.............

Is the THREAD still alive?............KILL THE THREAD!!!!,  KILL THE THREAD!!!!
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« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2017, 02:59:41 PM »



Is the THREAD still alive?............KILL THE THREAD!!!!,  KILL THE THREAD!!!!

You are excused, you may leave now.

The grownups will continue the conversation.
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« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2017, 03:49:22 PM »

I live in one of the largest cities in the country, and piano teachers abound.  We have four major universities with music schools, a lively professional music community and 5 "community music" programs.

Consequently, someone can market their services as a piano teacher if (and I've seen all of these):

. Their primary instrument is the cello, but they can also play piano.

.  They play guitar in a blues band, but they can also play piano.

. They graduated from a music school with a degree in piano performance and want to supplement their income.

.  They teach music in a public school and want to supplement their income.

I have in my many years taking lessons, had teachers who advised:

. Figure it out yourself.

. Don't bother with counting.

.  Start out hands together, no need to practice hands alone.

.  If you like the way it sounds, then move onto another piece.

As a student, I have trusted that someone who presents themselves as a piano teacher is a qualified piano teacher, and that the advice I'm being given is sound advice.

That simply hasn't been the case.  My current teacher has taught me how to:

1)  practice

2)  refine my "ear"

3)  manage performance nerves

4)  overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

My point is..sometimes you need to go through a lot of "piano teachers" before you find The Piano Teacher.
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