Tuesday, January 31, 2006

James Bastien, Dead at 71

I was taken back by some sad news. The recent passing of pianist and pedagogy-guru James Bastien.

"With his wife, also a pianist, Bastien wrote more than 300 books of piano repertory and technique. Published in several series, among them Bastien Piano Library, Bastien Piano Basics and Music Through the Piano, the books include "Piano for the Young Beginner," "Theory & Technic for the Young Beginner" and "Musicianship for the Older Beginner." Read the rest.

His daughter Lori Bastien maintains a piano teaching blog. You'll find it here.

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