Harvey Pittel is Branford Marsalis’ teacher – that should be enough to get your attention!
Harvey Pittel studied with Joe Allard from 1966-1984 and in this amazing YouTube series he shows us what he has been teaching for the last thirty years.
Benjamin Zander is a leading interpreter of Mahler and Beethoven. Widely known for his charisma and amazing energy – and his brilliant pre-concert talks – he has an infectious passion for music that I hope you will find both moving and engaging.
Watch from 1:15 when he talks about the seven-year-old pianist.
The key is how the 11-year-old pianist has just one impulse per phrase …
How can we be ‘one-buttock’ saxophonists?
Consider what Benjamin says in this video: