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How To Host A Sing Along Christmas Party

Can you believe we’re just 2 weeks away from the Holiday Party Season? Yeah. It’s true. And you know most of those parties are gonna have a piano. Maybe you’re hosting a party? Well… if so, why not make part of it a sing along?   Everyone loves to sing Christmas music and you know…

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…

How To Play Hallelujah: A Full Length Piano Lesson

Ok everyone! Time for a full piano lesson. Today we’re learning “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. You may also know the Jeff Buckley version or maybe Rufus Wainwright or maybe K.D. Lang.   Jeeze! There are a lot of versions of this song.   Well. Here’s YOUR version on the PIANO. Don’t forget to download the…

What Makes A Chord Major Or Minor?

What makes a chord Major or Minor?   The first clue is the sound. You can literally hear the difference. But there’s a lot more to it than that. There’s actual math behind it.   Now before all you math haters start groaning, just listen for a bit. It’s really not that hard to learn…

How To Play Old Time Rock & Roll

    Sometimes you hit a plateau in your practice and you feel a little bored with the songs you’re practicing. That’s totally normal! Everything we do in life can feel a little stale after doing it for a while, so don’t beat yourself up when this happens.   Over the years, I’ve hit these walls myself,…

How To Learn Piano For Free (All On This Blog!)

  I’ve been working this blog for a little over 7 months now, so I’ve built up quite a collection of informative articles and lessons! I thought it would be fun to put together a compilation of the best posts to help any beginner get started. With this list, anyone can get a piano practice…

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…

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.…