The clavichord is a very intimate, quiet instrument capable of an expressiveness not possible on any other keyboard instrument.  Because of itís striking action it was the only keyboard instrument, until the development of the piano, which was capable of touch-controlled dynamics.  It was, and still is, unique in its ability among keyboard instruments to vary the pitch of a note through finger pressure.  These dynamic and expressive qualities made it a favorite instrument of J.S. and C.P.E. Bach.  

A broad range of keyboard music is suitable for clavichord playing, from Renaissance and early Baroque music, up through the Bachs, to Mozart, Haydn and early Beethoven.

The control of touch which a clavichord teaches often results in a more expressive playing of the harpsichord, organ and piano.

For more information about the clavichord, please see the ďAboutĒ section.