What a treat, for my first interview, to spend time with the incomparable Dr. Richard Veleta, my own former piano teacher! Dr. Veleta welcomed me into his home studio, where we sat at the piano and chatted about intermediate repertoire. He played a number of examples, which was a delight for my ears, and then we improvised. He played grandly and I tried to keep up! A pearl from our interview: “The best intermediate literature was written by first-rate composers who had children–and liked them.”
Click on the above for Dr. Veleta’s handout!