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#939611 - 01/20/05 07:56 PM finding a sandor/whiteside teacher
eliz_carhart Offline
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Registered: 06/23/03
Posts: 5
Loc: you name it... Norfolk, Reno, ...
I am an adult piano student and, after decades away, wish to begin again and believe strongly that I need to find a good teacher. One significant problem is that I have severe psoriasis on my hands (palms) and now arthritis in my left little finger both of which inhibit my reach and movement. I am interested in finding someone in my area who teaches using something similar to the Gieseking/Sandor/Whiteside approach - heavy on real music to learn technique instead of relearning all the scales "from the top" - as well as their whole-body approach. I don't want to have to focus on my hands since they are already painful both physically and psychologically.

I am in Norfolk, VA. Any ideas on how to begin to find someone? OR better yet - does anyone here know anyone in Norfolk/VA beach/tidewater area?

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#939612 - 01/20/05 08:47 PM Re: finding a sandor/whiteside teacher
cranky woman Offline
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Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 282
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I just taught a workshop to the Tidewater Music Teacher's Forum on tuesday. What a great group of teachers!

If you'll send me a PM, I'll give you the contact information of the president of that group. I know they have over 100 members in that area, and undoubtedly the president will be able to find a teacher to meet your needs.


#939613 - 01/21/05 10:06 AM Re: finding a sandor/whiteside teacher
Rich Y Offline
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Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 30
Loc: SF Bay Area

I just want to encourage you to pursue the Whiteside approach (I have some reservations about Sandor and haven't found Gieseking helpful)technique. I don't know of any teachers with her philosophy, but I found that by absorbing her concepts from her writings, especially focusing on the whole body and not on the fingers, I can improve my technique far beyond what I had learned from teachers. In three years (I am now 65) I have learned to play Chopin's etudes Opus 10 no. 1, Opus 25, nos. 11 and 12. These are reputed to be among the most difficult, and I am simply thrilled to be practicing them. I can hardly wait for retirement, in a year, to really get into it. My fingers are pretty stiff, but it's incredible what the arm can do. Best wishes!
Rich Y


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