Cathy Smetana enjoys teaching students of all ages, creating independent musicians who can problem-solve and practice on their own, thereby equipping them for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. She loves teaching beginners, instilling in them good habits right from the beginning, as well as working with busy teenagers, helping them achieve great... results in spite of their busy schedules. She has been teaching for 20 plus years and has been at MacPhail Center for Music in Minnesota since 2000.  Cathy holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in piano performance from Goshen College and a Master of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the Westminster Choir College of Rider University. More

Bach (attr.): Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one ​ David Kraehenbuehl, March of the Trolls (detailed articulation, quick leaps over the keyboard) Favorite Jazzy pieces with ties and syncopations (e.g. Jon George, Chattanooga Cha-Cha from Students' Choice; Christopher Norton, Dri...
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This is now fixed. Thanks for your patience!
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