Carolyn Shaak and Five Talented Young Pianists DVD
This DVD captures a unique moment in time when five young students played all the solo pieces and duets in the Piano Partners Books in a single afternoon. Even more spectacular is that each child had an older sister, who played the duets with them and shared in music making at home.
Carolyn Shaak Teaches Teenage Group Class DVD
In this video, Carolyn Shaak guides a group of four teenagers in a Group Piano Class focusing on ensemble playing, technical development, transposition, ear training, theory and creative projects. It is interesting to observe how learning musical skills is enhanced through group activities which includes musical games, composition and public performance.
Shaak’s Piano Partners Books 1,2,3 Performed by 5 Young Children DVD
MTNA and the National Piano Foundation Competition awarded this DVD top prize in 2001. Part 1 features 5 young pianists aged 5-8 improvising, dancing, learning to read music and playing technical exercises as an ensemble. Part 2 fast forwards 3 years later, when these students are now playing Ravel, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Scriabin.