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This study considers the analytical and gestural aspects of the performance from memory in the beginners in order to offer elements of comparison with similar studies on the performance from memory of advanced students and professionals. Three pianists aged 10 years have studied a piece taken from the Mikrokosmos of Bartók unknown and suitable for their level of pianistic experience. During the learning path the teacher kept a diary. When they were able to play the pieces from memory fluidly, a first video recording of the performance was performed during a lesson. Later, after overcoming the problems occured in the first recording, the second performance was recorded in a semi-public context, and finally the last recording took place in front of an audience of about 50 people. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of the video recordings considered the formal structures of the pieces and the errors, comparing them with the evidences of the diary of the teacher. The results indicate a greater presence of errors in the measures that delimit the formal sections of the pieces.