Touching Sound

10/19/2015

 
Can you teach touch?
The question came up last night after I played one of my in-house programs for a group that included a couple of professional pianist/teachers.  I maintain that it can be taught, and have developed techniques to accomplish just that.  The trouble starts when notation is made to correspond to keys on the piano rather than to sounds that one hears.
How do you teach kids to read without the interface of keys, of alphabets, of fingerings, of all the things that keep the ear at bay?   
Aahhh..... 
 


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