I study piano with Dr. Pablo Lavandera of Manhattan and Stony Brook, Long Island. In the past, I have worked with Esther Marks of Port Jefferson Station, and Dr. Ricky Todd Adams. Here are some samples of my work.
For the last two years, I have participated in the New York State School Music Association Spring Festival on piano. Comments from these performances appear below.
Chopin Waltz - 11 years old - C# minor - NYSSMA 2017
"Little White Donkey" - 10 years old by Jacques Ibert
"Fluttering Leaves" - 10 years old by Carl Kolling
"So great to listen to you perform your solo for NYSSMA 2017. Lovely pianistic, agile, flexible, fluent fingers and hands gracefully ascending and descending across the keyboard. Articulate accidentals, grace notes descending and ascending. 8th's in the 'Piu Mosso' at wonderful tempo. Well attached musical phrases across the line and a lovely melodic pianistic performance. Brava!!!
PIANO ..."Good Evening Ava, Wow-Wee! What a wonderful performance! All by memory! Good for you. I loved your pretty dynamics and pedal! Good quick tempo, solid rhythm so expressive! Good phrasing and super solid scales. Overall a super solo! Bravo! Take a bow! Your hard work shows! Be proud of your amazing talent and performance! People will love hearing you as I have tonight. Sight, watch those silly B's and dynamics. Practice daily for this important skill all good musicians must master.