Thursday, February 24, 2011
"Practice" performance in his lesson today.
Use this video to watch Grey's attitude at the instrument, his pacing, and overall presentation.
He knows the piece well but is quite handicapped by an instrument that is too small (not enough keys, especially for the 2nd half of this piece, which goes one octave lower than he's able to play here), and inadequate to the task of responding to real touch for subtle dynamic shifts. Notice he playfully reaches for that invisible low note at the end of the piece! He may or may not get a chance to play on a real piano before his performance in March. Eileen, if he doesn't get this chance, I suggest bringing him to my home for at least one lesson before he plays at Fairfield U., so he can get the 'feel' of a real piano under his fingers.