|Posted on July 29, 2015 at 7:25 AM|
"Simply Summer" is a piano improvisation created in the final days of July with typical summer weather as an inspiration.
This summer, I have spent a lot of time at the keyboard attempting to improve my piano proficiency. I took two years of private lessons as a kid and the required piano lab courses in college, but I never really developed my piano chops. It has been one of those things that I have been saying to myself "Some day I will get really good at piano." With the way my life was going, I was going to be a retiree before I had the time to do it!
The charter school I work for has a unique professional development model where in addition to the normal in-service trainings, we select a personal professional development topic to explore for the year. It has to be a goal that directly impacts student learning. I have decided this year that increasing my piano proficiency will be my goal for this year. By the end of the school year, I will (with department head approval) have performed a piece in our students' piano recital and will have made a recording of a standard repertoire piece.
I hope you enjoy this short and lighthearted piano improvisation.
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