Brian Marks Master Class
We were fortunate to have Dr. Marks return April 22nd from Baylor University to give a class to 5 eager students who performed the Rachmaninoff Prelude in g# minor, Chopin Ocean Etude, Chopin Military Polonaise, Brahms A Major Intermezzo from Opus 116, and The Little Shepherd by Debussy.
Adam’s 2023 Fellowship Winners
Adam’s is very pleased to announce Laurel Engelhardt and Dante Correon as the 2023 Fellowship winners! They will both study works of Claude Debussy with Dr. Tobin, will present meet and greet recitals in September, and final lecture demonstrations at Adam’s Music House in December. Laurel is a sophomore at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.…
How do I learn a new piece?
This week I introduce the idea of reading and learning piano music. How do we approach a piece of music, how do we read the symbols known as notes? Next Monday, August 10th at 7PM, I am starting a Zoom meeting where we students, teachers, and music aficionados alike can discuss topics relating to playing…
Für Alina: Arvo Pärt
Dr. Tobin first encountered this Estonian composer while on tour in Europe. Known for his vocal works, Pärt has also written the beautiful Fratres for violin and piano and a set of piano pieces, including Für Alina. Dr. Tobin discusses how to approach this work of tone painting and concludes with a performance at Kulturplatz,…
Rachmaninoff via Pollack
Dr. Tobin discusses ideas Daniel Pollack imparted for the iconic Rachmaninoff Prelude in g# minor, Opus 32#12. Finger and hand technique based on the score and emotion are explored. The discussion ends with a performance on the piece from Davos, Switzerland.