Thanks for the input! My student is very smart and already won some chess championships. He likes the piano but doesn’t spend so much time practicing, maybe 20 minutes a day. For the two student recitals he already played at he practiced probably more. He becomes very good when perfectionizing for a recital. In my opinion, he is a little bit over-loaded with program (Chess, Piano, Cello, Badminton). I think the Chess influences his ability to understand quickly in a positive way.
Other pieces he played were the Kuhlau-Variations over an Austrian Folk Song, the Arabesque by Burgmüller, the Invention nr. 4 by Bach, the first movement of Beethoven op.49 nr.2, the waltz a-minor posthumous by Chopin, some Czerny etudes from op.599. Also he played with a flutist in his age in a small competition an Allegro by Blavet amongst two other pieces.
Yes, Grieg is a good idea, often underrated. Bach WTC gets very difficult in the Fuges sometimes, but of course also brings your playing to the next level. I suggested him BWV 866 together with Doktor Gradus and a Chinese piano piece and he could pick. He chose Doktor Gradus. Maybe I should prescribe him Bach the next time without any choice 😂With repertoire choice, I alter between let the students pick from 3 that I find valuable and one that I tell them they have to learn. Of course I am also open for their wishes that come solely from them.
Schumann, great idea! Lyrical Chopin as well!
We also do one Hanon-exercise a week, but maybe we can change to scales as they bring more Music theory with them. However, Hanon is great to activate finger activity. I know that you either hate them or love them, I am the ladder.
Thank you for your suggestions!
Last edited by RepertoireHunter; 07/08/22 12:35 PM.