April - Student Page

100-day Challenge
- keep working on your practice charts. You can still do this challenge.
Start at any time! Download this chart or make your own. pdf

Students who have completed the 100-day practice chart

March Issue
- student page
April Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
Past Issues


Composer of the Month

Bela Bartok



Recordings made by Bartok of Romanian Folk music


Bartok's playing the piano: Romanian Folk Dances


Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra


Bartok's Hungarian Peasant Dances



20th Century Music

Performance of the Fourth movement of Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, "Classical Symphony"


Steve Reich's "Piano Phase" minimalism



Steve Reich "Clapping Music" 



Just for fun:

A very fast, long chromatic scale on the piano (not the correct fingering)



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