Miranda will talk about the factors and principles of pedaling,
based on the research she did for her doctoral dissertation: " a
Comparison of Piano Pedaling Literature". Pedaling had been a big
problem of hers so she selected this topic to learn what she could
about pedaling. Knowledge of the factor and principles might allow a
pianist to make pedaling decisions which would help bring an
interpretation to life, and also adjust to different performance
Miranda Wong is originally from
Hong Kong. Although her mother was not her formal piano teacher, se
learned repertoire listening to her mother's students play while she
was doing here homework in the next room.
She received her BA in Psychology
from Bryn Mawr College and EDD in Music Ed. from Teachers College,
Columbia Univ. Miranda enjoys performing and throughout those years
she sought performance opportunities whenever she could - playing
solos, chamber music, musical and concertos with orchestra.
Beyond studying pedagogy with Dr.
Robert Pace, she advocated teaching in dyads and also comprehensive
Musicianship in the piano lesson, she continually seeks
opportunities to become a better musician, performer and teacher.
She too courses in Dalcroze, read tons of books on choral teaching
for her work with the church's adult and children's choirs, sat in
on all her daughters' instrumental lessons, and studied the Taubman
Method with Edna Golandsky for many years.
It was while at Teachers college
that she was diagnosed with focal dystonia in her right. that was to
beset her for decades, at one point she was unable to put her hand
to the piano without clenching. Two years ago she finally started
feeling completely free from tightness in her hand when she played.
the journey to complete comfort has been up and down, but Miranda is
grateful to God each time she is able to play, accompany, teach and
On Wednesday, Nov.6 There
will be a Club 88 workshop meeting at 10:30 at the home of
Barbara Riss. This is an opportunity for members to play works in
progress for a discerning audience and get constructive feedback.
Please RSVP: 516-484-0462
DUES for this
Year are $45. If you haven't already paid, please send your check,
payable to "APTLI" to
126 So. 11th Street
New Hyde Park NY 11040
or pay at the 10/16 meeting.
Renew by OCT. 31 so
you can be listed in the member Directory for 2019-2020, Thank You.