Oh hey guys.
My website got a shiny new makeover this morning! Check it out.
Also, if you’re in Chicagoland this December, you should come to the Musicians Club of Women Luncheon Recital on December 16 at 11 AM for some rockin’ flute, clarinet, and piano music played by Dana Joras, Erin Miesner, and yours truly.
Music by Francaix, Burgmuller, Chaminade, Higdon, and more!
Today, David the piano tuner taught me that if you lightly scratch the spot on the hammer where it touches the string, the sound quality of a piano will improve.
If I pet my piano in the correct location on a regular basis, it will purr. Like a large, multi-toned cat.
Nocturne for violin and piano (1911)
this is my piano.
the phone rings and people ask,
what are you doing? how about
getting drunk with us?
and I say,
I’m at my piano.
I’m at my piano.
I hang up.
people need me. I fill
them. if they can’t see me
for a while they get desperate, they get
piano lessons/accompanying in the chicago area
I’m graduating with a BM in Piano Performance from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music in June. I am currently working on updating my website, but feel free to check it out while it’s in the works. The page also includes a link to my LinkedIn profile.
I will be staying in Chicago for the next twelve months at least, and I’m looking for students/accompanying gigs! If you or anyone you know would like piano lessons/a pianist, please drop a message in the ol’ inbox.
I will start teaching/freelance accompanying in August.
Rates are $40 per hour, $20 per half hour (for anyone who’s wondering, as far as professional rates go, this is cheapy cheap!).
However, I am willing to negotiate for those of you with limited incomes, as I have been there, done that, and have several t-shirts. (Seriously. I clothed myself with free t-shirts for much longer than I care to admit.)
Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 No. 3 - III. Andante
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Emanuel Ax, piano
Did you ever write a straight arpeggio? Even one?
Really strugglin’ here,
Sonata for Two Pianos in F minor, Op. 34b (Brahms’s transcription of the Piano Quintet Op. 34)I. Allegro non troppo
Martha Argerich & Lilya Zilberstein, piano
Live at the Lugano Festival
My friend and I are playing this next quarter!! SO MUCH BRAHMS <3
I’m a concert pianist. That’s a pretentious way of saying I’m unemployed at the moment.
Adam Cook, An American in Paris
Good to see that not much has changed since the ’50s…
Also, have I mentioned that I love this film? Well, I love this film.