In-Tune, the Piano World Piano Forums Newsletter

May 2009

About "In-Tune"
In-Tune is the newsletter for piano lovers.

Much of the material for In-Tune comes from our world famous piano forums.

Check the In-Tune Newsletter Archives to see what you've been missing and catch up on what's been happening!

Piano Forums Piano Cruise!

Cruise Ship What, you haven't signed up for our cruise yet? Well get with it!
Nine cabins have been spoken for already, out of the 16 our travel agent reserved.
Sign up know before they are all gone! You only need $250.00 per person to reserve a space, the balance isn't due until November. Come on everyone, this is going to be fun!

Bill (our agent) has confirmed... we will have access to real pianos and real fun.
And the first 20 people to sign up will have their choice of an official Piano World T-shirt, or an official Piano World hat.
Plus, as we get more people signed up, Bill will get more goodies for us.

Read about the cruise and the ship details ... Piano Forums Piano Cruise

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Would you like to improve on your:
*Improvising Skills
*Sight Reading Abilities
*Accompaniment Techniques
*Hand Coordination

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NEW FORUM! A Who's Who of our Resident Performers

A while back I asked our music professional performing members (pianist) to send me information (a short bio) that I was going to post. Sort of a who's who of our forums members. Then I realized, I don't have time to create the new pages and fill them with information from emails.

Well, all I really needed to do was create a special forum, and let the members post their own information. Now here's the deal, this is good exposure for our performing professional members, and interesting information for the rest of us, but there are some rules.

Please visit this page for Who's Who for more information.
And buy all means, check out the listings already posted, and listen to their YouTube clips.

World renowned concert artist Jeffrey Biegel, takes online piano lessons to the next level!

A distinguished Professor of Piano at Brooklyn College in New York, and protege of the legendary teacher, Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School, Mr. Biegel will teach online interactive lessons for pianists and teachers alike.
  • Preparing for a competition?
  • Preparing for a recital or concerto appearance?
  • Want to improve your playing to teach your students?
  • Questions about specific repertoire you are learning, teaching or performing?
Jeffrey Biegel is opening his studio worldwide through the technology of the internet. Having created and performed the first live audio/video concerts on the internet in 1997, Mr. Biegel is ready to teach on a global level.

Need to brush up on your technical abilities? Need assistance in putting programs together, and audition materials? You can benefit from the life and career of Jeffrey Biegel.
This is not one of those canned video presentation, this is Live, Interactive, Online Lessons!
Misc. Interesting Threads & Stuff

Keith Emerson cancels tour
As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Keith Emerson.
I was supposed to meet him in person in Colorado last month, but it didn't work out.
Turns out he's going through some tough times. For now he's cancelled his concerts/tours for the summer.
You can Read About It Here

Piano World Composer's Competition
Looks like some of our resident composers want to have a little competition.
Should be fun, and I'm betting some great music comes out of it to boot.
Composer's Competition

Party in the Northeast
Another great Piano Forums party by our friends up north of Boston. NE Piano Forums Party
Now you can check out the pictures, and read the feedback. These folks now how to throw a Piano Party!
(not it's your turn)

And while we're talking about Piano Parties, Here's a group that really knows how to plan ahead...
They have 3 parties planned out already! If you're anywhere near the Dallas/Ft Worth area, or plan to be, you need to check out their schedule... Dallas/Ft Worth Piano Parties Coming Up

Are you in the Lawrence Kansas Area? If so, some Piano Forums members are looking to put together a party/gathering. Please see this thread Lawrence Kansas Area and let them know you are interested.

Looks like the San Fancisco folks succeeded in putting together a Piano Forums Party. San Francisco pictures and comments.

Speaking of tours and parties... If you'd like to host a Piano Forums party, a concert, or a factory tour, please let us know, or post something Here


Now on CD! The Recordings of The International Library of Piano Music

Digitally re-mastered for quality. 460 tracks: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist. 16 CD's, each with 60 to 80 minutes of wonderful piano music. Originally issued on vinyl with the International Library of Piano Music, this collection is finally available again! Details Here

Concerts and Events

I've posted a little review of the concert I attended in Colorado Springs, CO April 18-19.
Colorado Concert Review
It starts about half way through the thread.

Read about the PianoForte June Events Here. These are concerts that take place in and around Chicago, IL

Concrt pianist, teacher, and forums member Rami Bar-Niv has posted his June concert and teaching schedule Rami Schedule here

Post your concert, recital, and competition news Here

Let me know if you'd like to post an event on our Calendar, and/or have it mentioned in our newsletter. Email Frank B.
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Music, Good for the Heart?

I know, we've all read studies that indicate listening to or playing music is good for you and good for your health. Many of them are based on observations, but not necessarily hard science.
This one backs up its claim with facts.
Go ahead and Read the Article, and when you're finished, go play your piano. You'll feel better, and so will your heart :-)
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In Closing

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