Composer of the Month

Rachmaninoff in Utah: Connections Made by a Piano Teacher

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Composer of the Month, Faculty, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons | 0 comments

Rachmaninoff in Utah: Connections Made by a Piano Teacher

Rachmaninoff in Utah–Connections Made by a Piano Teacher   by Eleasah Halsmer, Piano Academy Faculty At Piano Academy, each month is dedicated to a different classical composer. The students learn about their life and music in the theory lab during their piano lessons. Our piano teachers will play songs by the composer of the month each week so you can get familiar with their music. This September we’re spotlighting Sergei Rachmaninoff, who was a romantic era Russian pianist and composer, well known for his piano concertos and solo work. In 1918 he came to the United States,...

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Persistence in Piano Lessons

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Composer of the Month, Piano Lessons, Virtues for Virtuosos | Comments Off on Persistence in Piano Lessons

Persistence in Piano Lessons

“Along with the rest of the Conservatory, the Piano Academy . . . . spotlights one character trait each month – our ‘Virtues for Virtuosos!’ It’s our hope that our students will recognize that the benefits of piano lessons go far beyond the physical ability to play an instrument; studying music can help us become better people in every aspect of our lives. As Henry Ward Beecher once wrote, ‘Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.’...

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Composer of the Month at Piano Lessons: Bach

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Composer of the Month, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on Composer of the Month at Piano Lessons: Bach

Composer of the Month at Piano Lessons: Bach

June has just begun, and that means we have a new composer of the month at piano lessons! June’s composer of the month is Johann Sebastian Bach. We are very excited to learn more about Bach, and to listen to his music! Our piano teachers played several YouTube playlists yesterday in the theory lab as an introduction. If you need suggestions of what music to listen to this month, check out our playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL18uRtWgltuHef-FtbwumYOgideTXHLJ6. Here is a sample video from our playlist:   Here are some facts from our bulletin on Bach: Born...

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