Music Appreciation for Kids!

A FREE 3-Part Online Workshop hosted by

Join us for a session or for the full series!

Thursdays 3:30- 4:30 pm

As a Piano Lab teacher, Mr. Juri looks for special moments when he and his students can, together, experience something beautiful about a piece of music. 


In this 3 part series he invites young listeners to join him in exploring the works of great composers and to gain an understanding of the role classical compositions and performance today.

Juri Nardelli studied piano in Italy (bachelor) and in the Netherlands. (master), obtaining both of the degrees with the maximum score and honours by the commission. In 2015, he made his debut as a soloist with an orchestra in Siena, (Italy), performing Rachmaninov piano concerto n.2. Currently, he works as a performer, teacher and opera repetiteur.

Session 1


Water is the indispensable element for human life. no surprise that as humans we have a very strong bond with it. Much of our body is made up of water, and we need it every day to survive. Moreover, natural phenomena such as rain, sea, storms, rivers and lakes, fascinate and challenge us at the same time. but how are these themes treated by the great piano composers? During our first meeting we will analyze how to create the idea and therefore the sound image of water through the piano. We will listen and analyze great pieces by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt and many other great musicians from the past and the present as well.

Session 2

The Hero's Theme

When you think of a hero, or a heroic story, doesn’t an epic music always come to mind to accompany it? It is no coincidence that the great piano composers have composed numerous pieces called “heroic” or dedicated to heroes of history. but what are the characteristics that this music must have to be combined with the idea of ​​a hero? in our second appointment we will analyze epic music composed by great composers, as well as soundtracks of famous films, and we will try to understand how music is a very effective tool in enhancing human virtues.

Session 3

Music that Makes us Special

What makes us unique? among other things, our peculiarities, or the special and unrepeatable things that each of us has. no snowflake is alike, and in the same way no man is alike. As you can imagine, no musician will play the same song in the exact same way. Let’s explore together different interpretations of the same pieces by different musicians. How different can they be? In some cases, it will be a matter of details, in others, a whole world of differences. Through our third meeting we will discover how to express yourself through piano music, and what choices you have to make to become an interpreter.

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