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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 Chord Theory Is A Bit Like Fashion

I admit to being a bit of a girly girl when it comes to clothes. I’ve always loved observing what others wear. I like seeing everyone’s style. One of my favorite looks I’ve been seeing is the chic male look. I love that some men are starting to dress up every day, even though it’s totally…

Improv School: How To Improvise With Another Musician

  Ok everyone.   Let’s make some music together!   One of my favorite things to do is play music with others. It’s really one of the greatest gifts of music. Yes, you can play solo if you want to, but playing music with others can be SO fun.   So let’s get started.  …

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,…

Video Diary

Whew!! It’s been a busy few weeks.   NYC for 10 days. Santa Barbara for my birthday. Italian cousin visiting me for a week.   No wonder I’m behind schedule!   But I’m busy getting back to work, so I decided to take a little break to record a new video diary. I decided to…