Fingers Close to Keys

Ms. Jensen works with beginning students Umberto and Miranda on keeping curved, relaxed fingers that stay close to the holes. Ms. Jensen asks Umberto to play alone and calls upon Miranda to observe and comment on Umberto’s finger technique, thus providing individual attention to one student, while challenging the other to process the same information. This video illustrates how easily even the most eager and sincere students can slip into inefficient habits not reminded and drilled consistently in the beginning stages.