Playing Ensemble Music for Pleasure

You're all probably familiar with this image: cooped up in your practice room, staring at the clock and trying to decide just how unproductive you can be in your allotted practice time. Or this image: You're frantically racing to get your repertoire or technical exercises to a passable state for your upcoming exam or music festival.

Well, how about just playing for fun? With a friend? Or two or three? 

One of my music colleagues and fellow "tech teacher", Kevin Thompson of White Rock, BC, has a delightful collection of piano duets and trios on his Youtube Channel. There's a neat mix of different styles, from Baroque to Latin and from Classical to rock. It's worth checking out to get some ideas of music to play with friends and members of your family.

I leave you with Total Eclipse (which I think my students would love to play).