TC270: Tim Gets a Piano Lesson on Chopin and Scarlatti from Fred Karpoff

TopCast 270 - Tim Gets a Piano Lesson on Chopin and Scarlatti from Fred Karpoff


Fred Karpoff and I have known each other for years. And I’ve always wanted to explore having him teach me because he has some different approaches to what I was taught in regard to technique, rotation, and thumb under. Today, we’re going to finally make that happen! In this episode, you’re going to hear me go through a piano lesson on Chopin and Scarlatti with Fred. He will share his observations, tips, and techniques as I play through the advanced pieces and share the challenges I’m having with it.


Here’s my piano lesson on Chopin and Scarlatti with Fred Karpoff:

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TopCast 270 - Tim Gets a Piano Lesson on Chopin and Scarlatti from Fred Karpoff

Winner of the MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award, USIA Artistic Ambassador, and international Steinway Artist, Fred Karpoff guides pianists and teachers to achieve effortless three-dimensional piano technique as the artistic producer of Entrada PianoFred is an American pianist and music educator. Fred is renowned for developing both the 3-D Piano Method of piano playing and teaching. He is the founder and artistic producer of Entrada Piano, an online video resource for. Karpoff received his undergraduate education at Northwestern University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from the Peabody Conservatory. He is Professor of Piano and Ensemble Arts and co-chair of the keyboard department at the Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University.

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