Tips & Ideas

02/16/2013 - 12:19pm EST by
Ghenady Meirson
In WQXR interview, the great Fritz Kreisler declares that he didn't have a violin teacher from the age of ten. "I listened to them ... I learned a lot from them," he added referring to Brahms himself... Read More
12/30/2012 - 8:06pm EST by
Ghenady Meirson
Art Tatum's piano artistry is legendary. This video example speaks to the very subject described in Josef Lhevinne's book Basics Principles of Pianoforte Playing. Josef Lhevinne was an... Read More
12/22/2012 - 9:05am EST by
Ghenady Meirson
Most opera singers spend majority of time singing in Italian, French and German. They work with diction coaches, vocal coaches and take formal language classes. Russian is in its own category.... Read More
12/17/2012 - 9:34am EST by
Ghenady Meirson
"Do you work at home or do you perform?" This pointed question stuck with me for years since my Curtis piano teacher, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, posed it to me. It goes to the heart of the problem --... Read More
11/29/2012 - 9:56pm EST by
Susan Anders Brizick
Practice Tips can be endless- what can you do to maximize your potential between lessons? Take care of your instrument! Healthy care of the voice can really help your next voice lesson. Key... Read More
11/18/2012 - 11:16pm EST by
Ghenady Meirson
All my voice students are professional singers. A few years ago I began an informal experiment with my vocal students at Curtis and AVA. I asked each singer to replace traditional Italian dynamic... Read More
10/29/2012 - 3:25pm EDT by
Tim Gartland
Focus on quality versus quanity. Practice "smart". Practice everyday, at least ten minutes per day. Focus on the task at hand. Short focused practice sessions are the way to go. Try to find a... Read More
10/12/2012 - 10:52am EDT by
Ghenady Meirson
Hold on to your seat. Mikael Eliasen is a fearless and colorful personally. Here we discuss how we listen to music, both for pleasure and in auditions. With 500 applicants for Curtis voice department... Read More
10/12/2012 - 10:18am EDT by
Ghenady Meirson
"... your heart will be beating faster than normal, so four beats will actually feel longer than what it actually is, remember that," Danielle Orlando explains.Danielle is a longtime colleague... Read More