I would like to share my music with other interested people. I enjoy playing the piano (mostly classical music); also, I play the bass xylophone (a cousin of the marimba) in a contra dance band. I am a teenager with a developmental disABILITY (with a few "autistic-like" characteristics). Sometimes people have a hard time understanding what I'm saying when I talk. Music, though, is my special language. I welcome your comments and having a "conversation" with you.
I played Tchaikovsky's "March" as a duet at my Winter Recital in January. This piece, from the "Nutcracker", is fun to play. It is lively and happy. I enjoy playing in recitals. I try hard to focus well.
"Kitchen Girl" is one of my favorite contra dance tunes. It is upbeat and exciting. The rhythm is steady and lively. I love to play this with my band. When we play in gigs, the energy flows back and forth between our band and the dancers. This makes me feel happy.
Click on the download below to watch me play and hear my band.
I like the title of this piece. Listening to and playing the piano can communicate so much. The video link below is dedicated to two very special people: Caroline, my first music teacher beginning when I was 2 years old, and Bonnie, my current piano teacher. Thank you for helping me "sing"...."without words".
I am learning my first Mozart piece on the piano. It is going well. It is in AABB form. I just finish studying about Mozart in my music class. Last weekend , I went to Boston to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall. I heard Alfred Bendel play Mozart's piano concerto No. 20. It made me feel happy.