This enjoyable & informative 1.5 hr workshop is designed for pianophiles, piano students, piano teachers, amateur pianists & curious music-lovers. Drawing upon her successful 37 year career as a piano teacher, Oberlin Conservatory Professor Emeritus Lydia Frumkin will demonstrate an approach to the keyboard developed by Anna A. Schmidt-Schklovskaya - a student of Felix Blumenfeld. This method deals with correcting physical problems that arise from inefficient movements pianists often use at the keyboard. Such movements lead to lack of control, discomfort & even physical pain during playing, & can cause more long-term problems such as tendonitis. This workshop will demonstrate ways to develop a more "natural" approach to the keyboard, that will prevent physical (occupational) ailments. This approach helps to develop pianistic skills that free the body, so the pianist is free to explore and express the music.
$15 general admission. $10 Washington Conservatory students & family members.
Event begins at 4:00PM
Presented by: Washington Conservatory of Music