Jason Nett's "Reflection" Played by Showcase Music Academy teacher Anna Pietrzak on a 1994 Thomas Humphrey "Millennium"model built with spruce top and CSA rosewood back and sides. Recorded at the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa Monica, CA.
The Life of Godowsky : Part 1 Polish-American virtuoso pianist Leopold Godowsky was also a composer, and a teacher. He was one of the most highly regarded performers of his time. Watch this lively lecture on the life of Leopold Godowsky by our Artistic Director Carl Petersson.
Alkan – Ancient Melody From the Synagogue Listen to one of Charles-Valentin Alkan’s preludes based on an ancient Jewish melody, performed on a Fazioli piano by Carl Petersson from our live session on March 20, 2020.
Nora the Concert Cat If you adore felines and music, here is a light-hearted post that will make your heart leap with joy. A one of a kind cat received her own dedicated concerto piece with some help from a Lithuanian composer! Mindaugas Piecaitis, the a-mew-sing composer, got this idea after he received a link to a video of Nora the cat playing the piano. Piecaitis is said to have been “enchanted by Nora’s abilities,” and as time progressed he questioned his sanity, writing a concert piece for a cat. This four legged musical talent who goes by [...]
How to Start Playing a Piano Piece Easily? What is the easiest way to start playing a piano piece? Here are some tips from our piano teacher Domenico to get you practicing.
The Most Difficult Piano Practice Technique? What is the most difficult technique when practicing the piano? Here is a little gem from our Artistic Director Carl Petersson! Happy practicing!
At Night – by Leopold Godowsky Carl Petersson Domenico Mongelli piano performance of Leopold Godowsky's At Night. "At Night" is from the 49 Miniatures by Leopold Godowsky. Performed on our Fazioli concert grand piano by Showcase Music Academy teacher Domenico Mongelli and Artistic Director Carl Petersson. This piece is simple but beautiful nonetheless, and is intended to be played by a teacher and a student. Filmed in February 2020, Showcase Music Academy Broadway Location.