Has the battle ended? Has someone found a way for classical and popular repertoire to exist peacefully in our piano teaching studios? I am going to cautiously say… maybe!
All joking aside, let’s be honest, our piano students get inspired by Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Beyonce, and other popular artists they hear on the radio. Piano teachers, on the other hand, get inspired by the technical benefits their piano students receive when playing the likes of Mozart, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. So… perhaps a marriage of the two worlds is a solution. But can it be done? Check out these variations on Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance in the video below and decide for yourself.