Dr. Oksana Ezhokina (PLU) has a knack for putting a new spin on our music! Fun(ny) and helpful phrases include: "Be a drama queen!" "Make it sound like melting chocolate." "Be surly! Show us your swagger!" "Have fun jumping! Feel like you're punching a cookie cutter."
Daniel Lebhardt, a young Hungarian pianist of YCA fame, came to St. Martin's Univ for a concert and masterclass. Mr. Lebhardt was extremely detailed, quietly listening for every tiny nuance! He urged the students to "Be strict with yourself! Ask yourself, was it good enough? If not, do it again until it is. Another quote of his: "Always remember, you play piano with your ears, not your hands!"