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Blog #49 New to Working With a Pianist?

Sep 13, 2021

Working with a pianist this year?

You’ll find this post especially helpful.

 

When it comes to working with a pianist instead of recorded music, there are a couple of things you need to realize and integrate!

What you need to know, before I go any further, is that my beginner days of accompanying ballet weren't exactly the easiest. I started playing for a professional school before ever having been to a ballet or played for a recreational class, even. It was scary. I cried. Legit. A lot! So,...

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Blog #42: Are your Pianist’s tempos always wrong?

Apr 22, 2021

I’m about to say some thing that might sting a little… Like salt on a wound. Ready? It comes from a place of love and understanding so please bear with me, ok?

If you’re a ballet teacher who works with pianists/musicians and your pianist's tempos are always wrong, no matter who the pianist is.. it's probably the other adult in the room. (Don't shoot the messenger just yet.. bear with me!) I promise this is going somewhere good! 

To avoid having this constant tempo frustration in...

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