From February, 2016

How To Improvise On Piano: A Super Easy Guide For Beginners

Improvising is easy. Anyone can do it. Even if you’ve never played a single song on the piano, I’m sure you can improvise. Honestly, I don’t know why students aren’t taught this in every piano lesson.   Do you remember taking art classes in school? Remember learning the color wheel and learning how to mix…

Beach Boys Piano Tutorial

Beach Boys Tutorial: DON’T WORRY BABY

  This Beach Boys song was requested by one of my subscribers, Tenille, who appears to have a healthy Beach Boys addiction happening, of which I thoroughly approve!   As a side note, may I brag for a moment and tell you I recorded my last album in the same studio as the Pet Sounds…

How To Save Money On Piano Lessons: 6 Ways

Piano lessons are expensive. Even if you have a student-teacher who charges half the going rate, it’s still quite an investment to make each month. Here are some surprising (and not so surprising) ways to save money.   1. Know what you want to learn.    Most students jump into piano lessons because they simply…

Lead Sheet Tutorial: How To Play IF I FELL By The Beatles

    Valentine’s day is just a few days away. Wouldn’t it be cool to give your honey pie a SONG this year? You could learn LOVE ME TENDER  if you are very new to piano. If you’ve been playing for a few months, try today’s tutorial, which covers A TON of ground.   Repeat signs.…

The Black National Anthem

In the U.S., February is Black History month.   “Lift Every Voice And Sing” was written in 1899 by James Weldon Johnson, a school principle in Jacksonville, FL. 500 children sang this song to honor the birthday of President Lincoln.   In 1899, the South Eastern part of the U.S. was racially segregated and life for…

How To Play & Sing STAND BY ME

  For a lot of people, singing and playing at the same time is a tricky thing to do. It’s like juggling. And how many of you know how to juggle?   Exactly.   When you play piano, your left and right hands are like two balls, then you add your eyes to read the…