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The Best Gifts For Music Lovers

The holiday shopping period is here. Are you ready? Me neither.   I was shopping at Marshalls a little over a week ago and it hit me that in just one week, people are going to be creating chaos in that very same store as well as many other stores across America… THAT is when I…

Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is here! That means I’m doing a weekend- long sale of the full course INTRO TO POP/ROCK CHORDS and the package of 4 PRIVATE LESSONS! Here’s what’s up: The course is a whopping 60% off! That means, instead of $99, it’s only $39! This sale will last until Sunday. Buy it here.  …

How To Play ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM By The Everly Brothers

  Click HERE to get your free lead sheet!   Lately, I’ve been posting more challenging tutorials like Hallelujah (R.I.P. Leonard Cohen) and Thriller. Well. Here’s a nice easy number you could learn in a just couple afternoons. Maybe spend one day working on section A and then another working on section B.   ALL…

What’s New: Videos Just For Instagram

Hey there, piano lovers!   I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a nice time. Heard some great live Jazz at LACMA (L.A. County Museum of Art) Friday night. Always a good time. Then I saw the new Kevin Hart movie. OH. MY. GAWD. So funny!!!!   And you know what else I’ve…

Intro To Pop/Rock Chords Is HERE!

Well… I’ve been talking about creating a course and IT IS HERE!   Can’t believe it!   I started working on this thing forever ago it seems. Ok, really it was just 6 months or so, but all the planning and research started at least 6 months before that. So it feels like ages since…

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 Play C Major Scale + Chords

  So you know how I preached about playing scales in my last post? Well, if you don’t know how to play one yet, here you go! This video shows you the basic way to play a Major Scale. I have the best fingering for you to use, and you will be able to use…

Why Play Music? Plus A Chance To Win A Free Lesson

THIS PAST week I have been practicing like crazy with all of my piano students in preparation for our Holiday Sing Along party. Oh—what’s that, you ask? Well- it’s an idea I’ve had for many years and I am just now making it happen. All of my students learn a holiday song or – a classic rock…

Pros and Cons of Online Piano Lessons

A little over a year ago, I read an article in the New York Times about a man who had been teaching lessons online for a few years. He had several students who were all over the country! I was very impressed. His set up was quite sophisticated. He had a camera rigged to his…

The Self Taught Pianist

“I’M SELF TAUGHT” or “I’m untrained” or “I never had formal lessons” and of course “I had a few lessons once, but I’m mostly self-taught.” That last one describes me. I’m sure if you’re reading this, you’ve probably said one of these statements before. There are many self-starters in the music world.   I remember…