What is the most difficult piano piece to play? I am frequently asked, "What is the most difficult piano piece to play?" To me this honestly feels like a strange question. Each piece has its own difficulties. Even the simplest piece has challenges which need to be solved for a convincing rendition. What is difficult? There are various kinds of difficulties amongst pieces: lyrical, rhythmic, polyphonic, polyrhythmic and technical (Everything you are doing when you are performing is technically...well, technical). However, when someone asks any musician this question about the most "difficult" piece, they will rarely think [...]
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2021 Spring Recital Performance recording will be broadcasted here on our website, and social media channels on March 13, 2021 Performing students will be assigned a time to perform on site either on March 5th (Fri) / March 10th (Wed) At West Broadway location only. -- Students and Parent: Please make sure to stay tuned for important dates relating to this event. Please inquire with front desk staff should you have any questions.
Piano Masterclass with Carl Petersson Piano Masterclass Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:00 pm start Showcase Music Academy (West Broadway) Performance Student Ticket: $150/ 30 min No Audience Seats Due to Covid Prevention Measures -- Dr. Carl Petersson's performances have been described as welding "exquisite technique" with an unusual interpretive imagination. He's held soloist and orchestral concerts throughout Scandinavia, Canada, Poland, France, Czech, ,Germany, China, as well as the USA. He has also been invited to speak at lectures at renowned universities such as New England Conservatory, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Tel Aviv University, [...]
Piano Masterclass with Andrea Brown and Carl Petersson Special TV Feature of Carl Petersson's Masterclass in Shanghai, China Piano Masterclass Monday, October 12, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Showcase Music Academy (West Broadway) Performance Student Ticket: $150/ 30 min No Audience Seats Due to Covid Prevention Measures --
How to think like a composer Any musical composition begins with sound. A melody is nothing more than a "community of coexisting sounds". Such a "community of sounds", perceived and comprehended by human consciousness, marks the beginning of a musical idea. Thus, any piece of music is the focus of musical ideas. Such ideas can be very simple or very complex, but, in essence, they all come down to a set of sounds that are perceived by the human mind as a melody, or, in their higher development, as music. In this way, composer's thinking basically assumes the [...]