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#985451 - 10/19/04 08:25 PM Need teacher recommendations - please?
Piano Again Offline
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Registered: 08/12/04
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Loc: Washington metro
I would be grateful for any teacher recommendations in the Washington, DC-Maryland area (Virginia is too much of a pain to get to!). My situation is that I want someone who will really let me develop some performing skills by not dumping a lot of really difficult music on me, but instead pieces that I could really master and perform. Teachers tend to get overexcited when I start with them because I know a lot (have a DMA in cello; have taught music myself), but I really want to take things slowly so I can get better and memorize everything I learn. What I have been working on since I decided to start practicing the piano again a few months ago:

Bolcom - Ghost Rag #1 (b/c it was the last thing I had worked on a few years ago) -- but it was too challenging, so I put it aside

Granados - 8 Poetic Waltzes (seems about right)

Bach - Prelude and Fugue in d minor (No. 6 from WTC Part II)

If anyone would like to refer me to anyone, you can send me a PM. Thanks very much!
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#985452 - 10/20/04 08:00 AM Re: Need teacher recommendations - please?
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Loc: Plano, Texas
Piano again: I sent you a PM with three potential candidates. Let us know how your interviews go.
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#985453 - 10/21/04 07:00 PM Re: Need teacher recommendations - please?
Piano Again Offline
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Jon - thank you.

Is anyone else willing to recommend someone? Thanks!
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#985454 - 10/22/04 05:04 PM Re: Need teacher recommendations - please?
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Call the local university. There are always grad students who want to teach for a very reasonable price and if you want you can always get a faculty member...albeit for much more money.

That is how I found mine.

David \:\) \:\) \:\)
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