Nelita True at Eastman, Vol. 1: Portrait of a Pianist-Teacher (1991)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This video paints a portrait of the ideal piano teacher with scenes from a private studio lesson. The student is a high school student. The student-teacher interaction shows how an encouraging word is worth more than a thousand words of criticism. The teacher and student go over the basics of piano performance. Included in the discussion are elements of time and sound, pulse and beat, rubato and ritardando, dynamics and articulation, and other topics. Bach's Prelude, English Suite No. 2 in A minor is analyzed. There are complete performances of Sonata in C major, Opus 2, No. 3 by Beethoven, as well as Chopin's Nocturne in D-Flat, Opus 27, No. 2.

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instructor, piano, piano-teacher, student, teacher