My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning

Posted by: Jaak

My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/07/12 04:03 PM

The Bach is not perfect of course but I am very proud of my student.

She successfully passed the exams and is now s student of high-school graded music school where she is learning musicology. She also had the piano exam.

The school is one of the best in Estonia. Most from that school go to the Estonian Music Academy after graduation. It is the music school named after Georg Ots, a famous singer of Estonia.

Link is to her playing is HERE

Best wishes,
Jaak
Posted by: 4evrBeginR

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/07/12 05:03 PM

Really great playing for just one and half years. It's inspiring for the rest of us adult beginners.
Posted by: EdwardianPiano

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/07/12 05:29 PM

Great! Go adult learners!!
Posted by: malkin

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/07/12 09:02 PM

Way to go Rebeca!
and
Good work Jaak!
Posted by: Newman

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/07/12 10:30 PM

Impressive.
Posted by: Ovidiu M

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/08/12 10:31 AM

Superb!
Posted by: Jaak

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/09/12 05:11 PM

Thank you for you comments, dear colleagues and piano learners!

Your postivie feedback inspires and helps to go on on the way of the piano.
I will deliver the link with your comments to Rebeca as well.

I wish you all a lot of inspiration and interesting discoveries in your learning process smile
Jaak
Posted by: EdwardianPiano

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/09/12 06:01 PM

I think you are a gifted teacher and pianist Jaak. I enjoyed your videos on your blog- you express yourself wonderfully regarding learning the piano and your English is very good.
Posted by: BenPiano

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/10/12 01:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Jaak
Your postivie feedback inspires and helps to go on on the way of the piano.
I will deliver the link with your comments to Rebeca as well.


I was about to start Bach's invention #13, but printed this one out instead to try out next. (I was inspired by your student smile )

After toying around with it tonight, perhaps I should have chose Invention 13 instead - this is very difficult, and long, and dense with material!

Quote:
I wish you all a lot of inspiration and interesting discoveries in your learning process smile


I'm inspired by the discovery of this piece! smile But this piece clearly requires a LOT of time from us adult beginners to get right, like your student.

Congrats to her for putting in the time to memorize it and play it very well.

smile
Posted by: Jaak

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/12/12 12:06 PM

Thank you for your kind words EdwardianPiano. I will give my best smile

BenPiano, yes the Partita no 3 is not an easy one. It took her a long time to practice and it is not perfect yet. We also went through different easy pieces with her. Before that she played for example: her playing

That was after 5 months of learning.

Thank you both.

Best wishes,
Jaak
Posted by: keystring

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 11/12/12 12:35 PM

Jaak, I went on your site and had a look at your introductory lessons. Often teachers (especially on-line) will emphasize how to play a piece of music or how to play common chord progressions and add the melody - they concentrate on the notes. You concentrate on something that is much needed and largely missing: the details of the first motions we do, that we actually do every time that we sit at the piano and play anything. Having been self-taught, these are the things that I need to weed out right now. What I especially liked is the time you took on each thing, stage by stage, and from different angles. What an experienced musician or teacher can see at a glance, we need time to absorb. It is so easy to misinterpret what we see, especially if it's from just one angle. I am not a knowledgeable pianist - I'm learning. But because I'm working on these things with my own teacher, I've learned to look. The students in your clips seem to be playing with comfortable motion afaik, and their playing works. I really liked what I saw. In fact after seeing things on the Internet, it was a relief. smile
Posted by: Jaak

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 01/03/13 10:17 AM

Hi,

There is another video of Rebeca from the same time.
She is playing the e-minor prelude op. 28 of Chopin.

Keystring - huge thank you to you! Sorry for not answering before.

link to Rebecas playing:
LINK

Best wishes,
Jaak
Posted by: ju5t1n-h

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 01/03/13 02:04 PM

i'm currently working on this piece, i just need to record and upload. I like the way she plays it, good job. Only thing, when the left hand hits the B octave in the 2nd part of the piece it should be Forte and I didn't really hear much change from playing P
Posted by: Jaak

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 01/03/13 04:51 PM

Thank you for commenting and also nice words.

I think the playing is far from perfect.
There are lot of things that could be changed and polished.

Best wishes,
Jaak
Posted by: Jaak

Re: My student Rebeca after 1,5 years of learning - 01/21/13 06:43 AM

Hi,

The last piece (or part of a piece) from this recording session in June 2012.

Part of the first movement of Beethovens sonata no 19.

There were some problems I did not want to post with her playing.
So I cut it out.

Link to her playing is HERE

Best wishes and inspiration to you!
Jaak