Monday, December 10, 2012

Mozart Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 570 (I. Allegro)

8-year old pianist Antonio "Nio" Ajero performs the first movement (Allegro) of the Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Recorded in Cole Concert Hall at the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Olivia's First Piano Recital

4-year old pianist, Olivia Ajero plays in her first piano recital with Deck the Halls and Jolly Old St. Nicholas accompanied by her brother, Antonio "Nio" Ajero.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winter Scene by William Gillock

8-year old pianist, Antonio "Nio" Ajero performs "Winter Scene" by William Gillock.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Kabalevsky Sonatina in C Major, Op. 13, No. 1 (3rd mvt.)

8-year old pianist, Antonio "Nio" Ajero performs the 3rd movement (Presto) from the Sonatina in C Major, Op. 13, No. 1 by Dmitri Kabalevsky.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Alameda Piano Duet by Christopher Norton

With the help of the iPad and Yamaha Disklavier, Antonio "Nio" Ajero performs the 4-hand piano duet entitled "Alameda" from the American Popular Piano Repertoire 7 book by Christopher Norton.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Angry Birds on Piano

Antonio "Nio" Ajero and his sister Olivia Ajero play the theme from Angry Birds by Ari Pulkkinen - http://www.aripulkkinen.com

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Yamaha Visual Performer for iPad connected to Disklavier Piano

Just downloaded the Yamaha Visual Performer app for the iPad and connected it to my Disklavier Mark IV Grand Piano. As you can see, it works very well with it and any other MIDI device.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Olivia Disklavier Demo

We received a RemoteLive broadcast of Sarah McLachlan on September 29, 2012 at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Before the concert, I delivered a pre-concert talk/demo on the Yamaha Disklavier piano with the help of my 3-year old daughter, Olivia. She performed "Old MacDonald Had a Band" from the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Piano Lessons Book 1 on the Disklavier piano as it was connected to an iPad running Home Concert Xtreme.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Piano Help with "Read All About It: Part III" by Emeli Sande

Mark from London, England asked how to distribute the piano part between the two hands for the song "Read All About It: Part III" by Emeli Sande.

Monday, August 06, 2012

How to play It Will Rain by Bruno Mars on piano

I teach how to play the opening piano part to "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars. This arrangement comes from the NoteStar App for iPad by Yamaha.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Invention No. 8 in F Major by J.S. Bach

Two-Part Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) performed by Antonio "Nio" Ajero, pianist.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sonatina in C Major, Op. 13, No. 1 by Kabalevsky

7-year old pianist, Antonio "Nio" Ajero performs the 1st movement (Allegro assai e lusingando) from the Sonatina in C Major, Op. 13, No. 1 by Dmitri Kabalevsky.

Recorded May 5, 2012 in Cole Concert Hall at the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Divertimento in C Major by Joseph Haydn

7-year old pianist, Antonio "Nio" Ajero plays the first movement of the Divertimento in C Major, Hob. XIV:4 by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) as part of the Yamaha Disklavier Piano Concerto Festival at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.

The orchestration and optimization for Home Concert Xtreme and the Garritan Personal Orchestra was created by Dr. Stella Branzburg Sick: www.stellarpiano.com

Monday, April 09, 2012

How to Practice Piano Concerti with a Yamaha Disklavier Piano



Dr. Mario Ajero and his son and piano student, Antonio "Nio" Ajero, demonstrate how to practice piano concertos using a Yamaha Disklavier Piano in conjunction with software programs such as Home Concert Xtreme and the Garritan Personal Orchestra. Nio performs the 1st movement from one of Joseph Haydn's Divertimentos in C Major, Hob. XIV:4 to illustrate.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to Start Piano Lessons for Pre-School Aged Children


In this video, I demonstrate some initial piano activities that professional piano teachers or even parents can introduce to their pre-school aged children with the help of my 3-year old daughter, Olivia Ajero.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to play Someone Like You by Adele on piano



This lesson goes over the main chord progression for the beginning of the song "Someone Like You" by Adele and how to play it as a piano accompaniment.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Auld Lang Syne


Antonio (Nio) Ajero plays "Auld Lang Syne" arranged for piano by Phillip Keveren.

From "More Christmas Piano Solos" Level 5 courtesy of the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library:
http://www.halleonard.com/piano

Happy New Year from the Ajero Family!