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Dance, sing, draw

A few years ago one of my students, who usually played with a great deal of musicality, found herself struggling with a Chopin Mazurka that just didn’t seem to “click.”  All of the notes and rhythms were there, but it sounded stodgy – not at all like a dance.  One day, I suggested that we actually dance to the music.  I hadn’t known until I made the suggestion that she had studied ballet for years and dancing was second nature to her.  Continue reading