Month: July 2009

Beethoven 6 Tweets from NSO

Here are the Tweets sent out during Beethoven 6th Symphony at the National Symphony Orchestra concert at Wolf Trap last night. (Washington Post introductory article

Tweet you at the Symphony!

“The National Symphony Orchestra is trying an experiment. It’s tweeting Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, Thursday night [July 30] at Wolf Trap.” More at the following link- Top News Washington Post The orchestra will use the micro-blogging site Twitter to send text…

Thoughts on freedom and perfection in practicing

Will Roesch started a small group discussion on Facebook where he posted the query: What’s the next step to get beyond good enough? is it as simple as devoting more time to my instrument? Or is a new approach to…

To Email Subscribers

Email delivery does not contain the videos posted, and these may be critical to enjoy the content of the post. To see the videos, please click through to the original post. (just click the title of the post in your…

Teaching Rachmaninoff Symphony 2, slow movt.

Below are several videos, parts of a coaching I gave to Stephen Savage, a former High School student of mine, who will be a sophomore at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music next year. I have excerpted 4 parts of this hour…

Lessons from Andy Roddick

I’ve never seen Andy Roddick play such amazing tennis as he did in his attempt to beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon. Federer won, but Roddick outdid himself in ways I thought were not possible for him. His concentration and spirit,…