Studio News

Concerto Project 2021: Concertino in C by R. Vandall - All Three Movements!

Friday, November 19, 2021 by Graham Yates | Concerto Project

Congrats to Tesla who just completed recording all three movements of Vandall's Concertino in C, by memory! Enjoy this milestone - her first complete concerto.

 

Concerto Project 2021: Concertino in C by R. Vandall

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by Graham Yates | Concerto Project

This year, select students are participating in a Concerto Project. They will learn one or more movements of a concerto and perform it, from memory, with their teacher playing the orchestra part on the second piano.

Here is Tesla performing the first movement of Robert Vandall's Concertino in C. Stay tuned as she plans to record all three movements in the coming weeks!

 

Concerto Project 2021: Kid Concerto by G. Anson

Friday, November 5, 2021 by Graham Yates | Concerto Project

This year, select students are participating in a Concerto Project. They will learn one or more movements of a concerto and perform it, from memory, with their teacher playing the orchestra part on the second piano.

Here are Iggy, Daniel and Lenox performing movements from George Anson's Kid Concerto. The movements are called "I'm Mad", "I'm Bad" and "I'm Glad." Enjoy!

 

Halloween Recital 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021 by Graham Yates | Remote Recitals

These kids (and one adult)! They should be very proud of themselves for accomplishing so much and being such great humans over the course of the last two years. Here is the studio's Halloween Remote Recital for 2021. Enjoy at your own risk - because Halloween.

  Program: 

0:15 Elena: Mississippi Hot Dog 

1:25 Olivier: Into the Cave & Three Little Kittens 

2:18 Paloma: Mississippi Hot Dog 

3:45 Aayush: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 

4:32 Hayden: Short Long Short 

5:20 Fiona: Cuckoo 

5:43 Teagan: Lightly Row & Cuckoo 

6:49 Nico: London Bridge 

7:10 Lila: Go Tell Aunt Rhody & French Children’s Song 

8:58 Jose: Go Tell Aunt Rhody 

9:34 Chelsey: Au clair de la lune & Go Tell Aunt Rhody 

10:58 Saaz: Halloween Allegretto 1 & 2 

12:08 Octavia: Goodbye to Winter & In Dreams 

13:10 Iggy: Pumpkin Dance 

13:58 Lilah: Ecossaise 

14:52 Madhav: Minuet in G 

15:42 Vivica: Williwaw 

17:58 J.J.: The Piano-Playing Skeleton 

19:12 Bruce: Attacama Desert 

20:42 Samaya: Nocturne No. 2 

26:30 Apoorva: Shooting Stars in Summer 


Theme Music: Midnight in the Graveyard by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/252/m... Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org

Concerto Project 2021: Concertino in D by D. Alexander

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by Graham Yates | Concerto Project

This year, select students are participating in a Concerto Project. They will learn one or more movements of a concerto and perform it, from memory, with their teacher playing the orchestra part on the second piano.

Here is Prahal performing the first movement of Dennis Alexander's Concertino in D. It's his first performance as a student of North Austin Piano Studio!

 

Concerto Project 2021: Miniature Concerto by B.J. Rosco

Monday, October 25, 2021 by Graham Yates | Concerto Project

This year, select students are participating in a Concerto Project. They will learn one or more movements of a concerto and perform it, from memory, with their teacher playing the orchestra part on the second piano.

First up: Ashley performs the first movement of B.J. Rosco's Miniature Concerto for piano and orchestra.

 

What We're Working On

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Graham Yates | Student Recordings

Julian has just completed learning his first entire multi-movement work. Here is Sonatina in G - all three movements - by Cornelius Gurlitt, from the RCM Level 5 Repertoire book.


 

Student of the Week - Lally!

Monday, October 11, 2021 by Graham Yates | Student of the Week

Congratulations to Lally for achieving 91% on her Level 2 piano examination through the Royal Conservatory! Despite having to take lessons remotely due to the pandemic, Lally raced through Level 1 and when it came time to think about signing up for an exam it was clear she needed to jump to the next level. Lally takes her music studies seriously and not only is she also studying music theory, but also taking Indian classical voice lessons and dance.

Student of the Week - Lenox!

Monday, October 4, 2021 by Graham Yates | Student of the Week

Congratulations to Lenox on achieving First Class Honors for her Level 3 piano examination through the Royal Conservatory! This past year was Lenox’s first opportunity to learn piano through the RCM curriculum and her steadfast pursuit of excellence has paid off. Also, you should see the calligraphic way she completes her theory assignments: indistinguishable from a professional engraving!

Duet Concert Video

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Graham Yates | Uncategorized

Please enjoy the video of last weekend's duet concert with teacher Graham Yates and his colleague Ben Tibbetts.

The program and times if you'd like to jump to them are:

8:00 - "On the Road Again"
14:40 - "Russian Dance" from Petroushka
18:45 - "Shrovetide Fair" from Petroushka
40:00 - Rhapsody in Blue