In this piano video, 8 year old Jadon Hopkins from Texas, United States plays "Fur Elise" which is Lesson #101 on the Musiah online piano lessons course.
In reply to a routine email I sent to congratulate young Jadon on completing Level 8 the other day, Bob (Jadon's granddad) wrote this...
Thanks much. He is on fire. Practices all the time and loves it. Check out Jadon plays Beethoven on YouTube (see video below). He learned Sorrow in two days then looks at me while he plays on the second day. Thanks for a great learning tool.
This particular piece is Lesson #101 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and is one of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s most popular compositions.
The main challenge this piece presents for students is that the hands move around quite a bit and also, students often struggle to maintain a steady tempo as the colors and moods evolve throughout the piece.
Interestingly, even though he plays here without any backing track, Jadon has no trouble maintaining a steady, confident tempo throughout the piece. Well Done, Jadon!
Now, with the help of Musiah — the world's first Artificially Intelligent Virtual Piano Teacher — you too can learn to play pieces like Fur Elise in the comfort of your own home when it suits you... just like Jadon.
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