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Ailecec (AKA Celia)  - Raleigh N.C.

                                                                           About Me:
 
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"When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall"
-Paul Simon, Kodachrome


FAQ:

What is your favorite subject in school?
★I don't go to school

Why don't you go to school?
★Why should I go to school?
http://www.unschooling.com

How old are you?
★15 years old (b. March 6, 1996)

When did you start playing the piano?
★June, 2003

When did you start taking piano lessons?
★August 2003 (I was about 7 1/2 years old)

How often do you take piano lessons?
★about 1 hour/week (or about 2 days/year)

Who is your piano instructor?
★2005 - Present: John Ruggero - Raleigh, NC
★2003 - 2005: Philip Calder - San Jose, CA

Do you play other instruments?
★violin, flute, guitar

Do you take lessons for other instruments?
★started violin in 2006
★Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra:
http://youtube.com/mycomusic
http://www.mycomusic.org

Who inspired you to study violin?
★ Yeeray & Yeeren Low http://www.youtube.com/thel...

Who is your violin instructor?
★Yoram Youngerman - Chapel Hill, NC

How often do you take violin lessons?
★about 24 hours a year (OR 1 day/year)

How often do you practice?
★average about 60 minutes/day (OR 15 days/year)

What exercises do you use for speed and dexterity?
★None

How did you develop your piano technique?
★"A Path to Piano Mastery" by John Ruggero
http://www.cantilenapress.com/

How big are your hands?
★ A 9th. I'm just under 5 ft., so my hands are small.

Do your parents play the piano?
★ No. Neither does my 10 year old brother.

What are your other hobbies?
★Reading, Computers, Cooking, Astronomy, Camping, Traveling

Where have you traveled?
★All over the USA, Argentina, China, Italy, France, England, Scotland

Music Influences?
★Age 0 - 7: Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Electric Light Orchestra, Jefferson Airplane, Trans-Siberian Orchestrea, Yes, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush, Styx, Jethro Tull, The Doors, Deep Purple
★Age 7-Present: All the Above, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart, Liszt, Ravel, Copland, Prokofiev
Formation Date:
Jul 4, 2003
Influences:
Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Ravel, Cream, Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues,Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush, Styx, Supertramp, The Doors, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Yes, Calder, Ruggero, Youngerman
Sounds Like:
Me
Hometown:    Raleigh N.C.
Country:        United States
Schools:       http://www.holtgws.com/


Recorded in the back of a nearly empty hall meant to seat a lot of people.

Clip is from a Piano Concerto by Schumann...fantastic accompanist Yeeren

Low:  

       Schumann Concerto - Audition               

30 Measures Prelude in G, Rachmaninoff Op. 23, No. 5

Chopin - Waltz in F Minor Op. Post 70, No. 2                 

Waltz in F Minor, Op. Post 70, No. 2 (Manuscript)by Chopin Celia - Piano Practice: 10 Years Old March, 2006  

Rachmaninoff - Snippet from 'Serenade' from  Fantasy Pieces

Snippet out of "Serenade" from Fantasy Pieces aka Morceaux De Fantaisie, Op. 5, No. 5, by Rachmaninoff Recorded: Winter, 2007 Celia: 10 years old @ time of recording  

     Turino - Sacro-Monte (Practice)

Sacro-Monte by Turina Sacromonte - Danzas Gitanes, Op. 55 No. 5 Celia - Piano Practice: 10 Years Old March, 2006  

Chopin Mazurka  (Practice)

Mazurka in C# minor, Op. 6, No. 2. It's the first piece I played without the piano pedal platform in over a year.  

Parody

      Final Fantasy X -To Zanarkand: Piano Practice

                    Bach   Fugue   

I play Bach on the piano every day before breakfast. Yo todos los dias toco música de Bach antes de desayunar.  

 Mozart - Fantasy in D Minor K397

Fantasy in D minor by Mozart, K 397 Celia - Piano Practice: 10 Years Old March, 2006  

 
 
Schumann Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Celia & her instructor work on the passionato section of Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, by Schumann @ a piano lesson.  

        Passacaglia by Aaron Copland

 
 
Mozart Files - Piano Progressions  

Mozart: Minuet to Sonata to Fantasy to Concerto. Clips from my Mozart Files: November 2003 - July 2006.  

  Chopin Nocturne in B Op. 32, No. 1

Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1 by Chopin Celia - Student Recital: 10 Years Old May, 2006  

 
 
Prokofiev - Overture on Hebrew Themes

Wagner/Liszt - Tristan and Isolde Liebestod

Grieg Concerto In A Minor
 
 

    Liszt - Danse Macabre Saint Seans

 
 

  Rachmaninoff - Prelude in E Op. 32, No 3

Fragment (of "Passacaglia" by Aaron Copland)

Rachmaninoff - Nine Measures (of Prelude in G Minor).