Musipire student Lenny Meng at age 10 performs Scarlatti’s Sonata in d minor, K1
Lenny contrasts his previous slow piece with this speedy and jumpy sonata by harpsichordist, Domenico Scarlatti. It is with some challenge to play the piece on the piano from its original harpsichord to bring up the speed and dynamics, but with the guidance of a good teacher, you can achieve anything as long as you try your best. Lenny said that it doesn’t matter how fast or slow, soft or loud a song is– ALL music has its good points and uniqueness. He came to appreciate the essence in all songs, and keeps an open mind in learning them. Once the student, parent, and teacher sees music education on an eye-to-eye level, the whole process is smoother, and end product is better.