Saturday, March 25, 2006

Group Piano Ideas with Julie Knerr

In this video podcast, I interview Julie Knerr about successful group piano activities that she uses in her studio. She shares video clips of her students to illustrate.

This is one of the largest video podcast files I've made at close to 90 MB. I hope you're patient and give it a chance to download. I think it's worth the wait.

If you use any of these activities with your piano students, let us know how they work out!

Duration: 14:42
File Size: 87.1 MB
File Format: MPEG-4 Video Podcast (.m4v)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

How to Play Clocks by Coldplay

In this video podcast, I show how to play the piano part to the song, "Clocks", by Coldplay.

Duration: 4:34
File Size: 24.1 MB
File Format: MPEG-4 Video Podcast (.m4v)

Update: As of August 1, 2006, the YouTube version of this video podcast has received over 10,000 views and has been favorited 176 times. Pretty cool. Of course, when I see that other videos are up in the hundreds of thousands of views, then it's a bit more humbling. Nonetheless, this is by far the most popular podcast episode of the bunch. Hopefully once I get settled into my new job and home, I'll be able to do more followups to this.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Group Piano 4 Harmonization Video

This video podcast shows me teaching a Group Piano Level 4 Class. We work on harmonizing a melody by ear. The melody in this case is "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney and Wings. Feel free to leave comments or suggestions on the blog, or pull up a keyboard and play along if you want!

Duration: 11:45
File Size: 56.32 MB
File Format: MPEG-4 Video Podcast (.m4v)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Copland Piano Sonata VIDEO Podcast

As a followup to the last enhanced podcast on the Copland Piano Sonata, this video podcast is a recent performance that I did of the first movement. I hope you enjoy it!

Duration: 9:00
File Size: 52.28 MB
File Format: MPEG-4 Video Podcast (.m4v)

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