August Music Studio

   Classical Piano - Bach to Modern styles


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Classical Piano Study:

Classical piano study consists of playing the works of the master including BACH, CHOPIN, SCRIABIN, MOZART, BEETHOVEN, DEBUSSY and others.

Depending upon the level that the student first brings to the lessons a recommended course of study is conceptualized.  Particular piano pieces are recommended for each student to challenge and to develop particular aspects of his or her playing.  Technique development is emphasized to master the fundamental difficulties that are encountered in playing classical piano music. 


BEGINNING level: The student learns to play the easier piano pieces of Bach, Chopin, and Beethoven for example.

 

  • At this level of training and learning the student is encouraged to start a traditional course such as the Alfred Adult Piano Method books Level 1, to assure a complete foundation of learning the essential aspects of  technique, musicality, and to setup a positive practice routine.  

 

  • Technique development is started at this level

INTERMEDIATE level:  The student studies and plays the intermediate level piano pieces by Bach, Chopin and Beethoven, Debussy.  The following pieces are examples of pieces at this level.

 

  • Claire De Lune - Debussy
  • 1st Arabesque  - Debussy
  • Solfegetto          - C.P. E. Bach
  • Gavotte and Variations - Rameau
  • Moonlight Sonata  - Beethoven
  • Fur Elise -  Beethoven


ADVANCED level: The student play more advanced works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ginastera:   The following piano pieces are examples of pieces students can study at this level.

 

  • Italian Concerto - J.S. Bach
  • Goldberg Variations - J.S. Bach
  • Fantasia in C minor - J.S. Bach
  • Pathetique Sonata  - Ludwig Von Beethoven
  • Nocturnes - Frederic Chopin
  • Etudes - Frederic Chopin
  • Etudes, Preludes - Alexander Scriabin

 

 

TECHNIQUE:  

 

  • THe VIRTUOSO PIANIST, Hannon complete 60 exercises

 

  • CZERNY

 

  • EFFORTLESS MASTERY PRINCIPLES - Kenny Werner

 

  • "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy"     ~Beethoven
  • "Put all your soul into it, play it the way you feel"      ~Chopin
  • "Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music"     ~Rachmaninov