Combating the Idea of Instant Gratification

In an age where most people have come to expect what they want when they want it, mastering a Classical Instrument has become a bit antiquated.  One of the toughest things to overcome as a teacher is the young student’s idea that everything can be done in a day.  Here is another video from Norman …

Rhapsody Rabbit vs. The Cat Concerto

So, who’s behind these two famous cartoon recordings of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2?  Jakob Gimpel was a concert pianist and educator born in what was then Austria-Hungary in 1906.  Throughout his career, he was responsible for the piano performances in many popular films and these two classic cartoons.  Which one is your favorite? Rhapsody …

CONGRATULATIONS!

Just a quick note to all of the students who played in the Recital on Sunday.  I want to Congratulate you all on your playing and thank the parents for encouraging and supporting the students!  I think this may have been the best year yet, and I am looking forward to working with all of …

Live Video Broadcast!

Can’t make the recital on Sunday?  Good news!  Hall Piano will be doing a live video broadcast of the recital this coming Sunday, May 16th starting at 12:00pm CST on this website!  Log in to catch the students in action!  The recital will also be archived and available for download for a month following the …