For musicians, holiday seasons are usually like a dazzling avalanche: many rehearsals, concerts, recordings, lots of work – but also tons of positive emotions and interesting events! December has been a busy month for me – an unique mixture of ‘Christmas spirit’, ‘orchestra sonority’ and ‘very demanding students’! LOL
I wish I could’ve dedicated a little more time to this site and your questions – but I’m planning to compensate in January and to share with you many new piano secrets – in the form of articles, replies, video tutorials and not only!
I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season and that you’re enjoying your vacation (in case you have one! ). Christmas is a great time for beautiful music – so why not ‘polish’ your piano skills by playing something ‘in tune’ with the holiday spirit? Just an idea!
I have a little ‘Merry Christmas’ video for you – I recorded it during and after the Christmas TV show we filmed yesterday (22nd of December) with our orchestra:
At the end of a year it’s always interesting to look back and highlight the most special moments. This year I launched two new projects which have been extremely rewarding:
The first one is the “Ask Me a Piano Question” page. Thank you so much for your captivating questions – we have reached almost 300 questions and answers, exploring so many fascinating aspects of piano playing!
The second is my video project – in September I recorded my first video tutorial (The 5 Basic Elements of a Correct Piano Posture) and since then I tried to post at least 2 videos per month – and it’s certainly only the beginning!
2012 is almost here and I currently have several new projects ‘in development’ – I plan to begin working on them starting from January!
When the end of a year is approaching, we usually think about what we would like to achieve during the next one!
Reaching goals is not always easy, especially if you’re only beginning your piano journey and you have nobody to share your progress (or your problems) with. That’s why I’m here and that’s why this is not only a site about holistic piano playing, but also a friendly community of piano enthusiasts! You can always ask questions, share your experience and receive encouragement and motivation whenever you feel down! So join our “Questions” page (if you haven’t already) and let’s stay in touch!
Usually, you have questions for me. Now, because it’s Christmas and I’m still busy with my concerts, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
- Did you set your pianistic New Year resolutions?
- Which are your musical goals for the year to come?
- What pieces do you plan to learn?
- What piano skills do you plan to develop?
Share your piano goals in the comments below! You can also tell us what lessons your learned from the biggest accomplishments/disappointments of 2011 – it’s always extremely useful to look back for a short (yet meaningful) analysis.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy, bright, successful and incredible New Year!!!
See you in 2012!!!