Robert Dvorkin

        Knowing how to play the piano, what to do in any given moment, and proving to one’s self that the experience can be made to be predictable and repeatable from performance to performance, gives students and even seasoned performers tremendous confidence, and can go a long way toward diminishing nervousness and anxiety in a performance setting. Artur Rubinstein once said that “every performance is a dress rehearsal for the next performance”. Having the attitude that we are on an incredible journey, with lessons, exams, performances, and even intimate moments alone with one’s instrument along the way is something that I try to help my students discover. To be able to study and practice the piano, and perform our music for others is a tremendous and precious opportunity that very few people have.