Category: Performance
Beethoven At Desk

Inside Glimpse of “Beethoven in Isolation” Webinar

If you’re already a member of Faber Technique & Artistry Online, you are well aware of the webinars we’ve been offering since last week. Here’s some feedback we received from members who were able to participate: “Thank You Randall, really enjoying this! Feel like I’m back in college.” “Thank you for opening our minds to […]

Beethoven At Desk

Beethoven in Isolation

Loss of hearing. Loss of a known world. Frustration. Isolation. Searching. Creativity. Dear musical friends, the words above describe something of the isolation that Beethoven endured. At least we haven’t lost our hearing! Our isolation is richly adorned with technology and media—nothing compared to the trials of Beethoven. With this in mind, let’s come together […]

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Best Practice for Challenging Passages

Our current “sheltering at home” evokes the image of Odysseus at sea, battening down the hatches and waiting out the storm.  Homer’s Odysseus faced his fear. As an adventurer, he chose to confront the unknown. He was prepared to face novel challenge, take the scars, and gain strength from learnings. This is the arc of […]

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A Primer Ensemble Performance

What memories shine from childhood piano lessons? Graduating to a higher level? A smile from a gracious teacher on a day your heart felt rainy? Or, how about an ensemble piece that includes a drum part? Such occasions can affirm for the student—”music is for me!” Today we offer an ensemble performance of “Come See […]

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Gold Star Audio Now Available in the Piano Adventures Player® App

Today we are pleased to announce that the Gold Star Performance audio files for all four levels in the Gold Star series are available as interactive audio in the Piano Adventures Player app. As the “Gold Star” title suggests, pieces in this series are especially appropriate for recitals and other musical events. A broad range […]