Gwen was my last remaining piano student, and now she's flown off to the leftern-most Portland.
It's been nice teaching a few friends, and it's been nice to exhume some old pieces geared towards beginners.
Beethoven's "Für Elise," for example. I find most people play it too stiffly. I throw in a bunch (too much?) rubato. It's how I hear the song.
And it goes a little like this. And a one, and a two…