The Other Keyboard

Running around two keyboards is- I think- most likely the life of the pianist of the 21st century.

Being a concert pianist, recording artist, chamber musician, directing educational projects, editing programs, e-mails, networks, and what else- of course: managing your students, masterclasses, repertoire and requirements for competitions, auditions ....

The piano is the main priority of course but the switch to "the other keyboard" is sometimes crucial.


Being a multi-tasking musician is definitely much more fun than just playing and teaching: writing this blog for insance puts you in the position of different creative approach to your profession.

However, There are only 24 hours a day, and sometimes you face a real conflict: To practice one more hour on your new piece that you have to learn or to write this important and urgent 4 e-mails and facebook messages that will eventually bring you the next concerts? or working or your next project?


Being a multi-tasking musician is definitely much more fun than just playing and teaching: writing this blog for instance puts you in the position of different creative approach to your profession.


This wonderful woman, as we can tell from her diaries and letters was really an outstanding and efficient musician by all means. Raising 8 children, maintaining a full concert career, taking care and handling her husband, organizing with full details her tours (including the correspondence, the meeting with the piano tuner, etc). So why complain? She achieved it all without e-mails, or social networks.


I am sure if she would have lived today, she would sit down late and write blogs with the "other keyboard".





Pianists are used to keyboard anyway, so it is just easy to manipulate and move from one to the other.

If you think about that, the main key to succeed "enjoying all worlds" is organizing your time with slots - those for practicing and playing only and the other slots for computer, smartphone etc. Will be happy to learn other solutions if any.


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