Some words of wisdom from the great Nikolai Medtner

stevenarmstrongpianopedagogy:

I think much of Medtner’s advice applies to all instruments!

  • As you play, listen with your eyes closed. Your fingers will obey you better.
  • Never lose your taste for good sonorities. Everything must sound beautiful at all times.
  • Practice each passage with…

blog-of-a-pianist:

Most commonly heard phrase while walking through the music halls: “I really should be practicing…”

(via ofrhythmandofsleep)