Piano

I worked with an inspiring  pianist who’s body language was the opposite of mine. I squirm and contort. My legs and torso move in different directions and my head flings […]

people in concert play a “wrong” not while improvising or soloing, then a couple instant thoughts usually go through the brain. one is to correct the note but then you […]

Some people I teach are notation-reading-only-musicians and some have a similar story in their background being at parties where people are jamming and despite playing all their life they can’t play […]

There was an idea to treat outer space like the ocean it is and in 1977 they launched spaceships Voyager 1 & 2 replete with messages in a bottle ostensibly […]

For a certain type of musician whatever they can do isn’t good enough. New people to piano have difficulty playing hands together. One forgets how real a complication that is […]

fred: i hate bach judy: bach is a genius randy: i’m trying to eat dinner. why are you fighting? judy: we’re not fighting he’s bragging about being stupid. fred: bach […]

student: here’s my cd.    instructor: thanks but maybe you should give it to someone else.   student: won’t you take it?   instructor: you can leave it but no […]

piano student: how do you make a B part? me: you just do something else but vary it from the A part. piano student: how do you do that? me: […]

Piano Lessons: Slowing down

Sometimes when learning something new one reaches a saturation point. People just have to slow down, “do it at the speed you actually can do it without mistakes”, said the […]