Lessons

People sometimes don’t speak English well and certain people think the way to respond to that is to speak English back louder! Even more distressing when the fluent English speaker […]

Sometimes students describe a state of almost getting it and frustration surrounding them as though there’s a missing piece of information hindering their accomplishment. But what’s not as simple to […]

Whenever actually get uninterrupted sleep I feel like I did whatever people hope to accomplish from pilates. . When I pitch another podcast I’ll resume my rejection-letter-wallpaper art project. . […]

Rejection letter came today, so it goes. Project Title (maximum 15 words) 10 String Quartets and An Accordion Walk Into a Bar TOTAL AMOUNT you are requesting from the OAC […]

I don’t care if my kid plays music or not but I want to make it easy to grab it if she so desires. I play in front of her […]

1998, on an airplane flying to the Edmonton Folk Festival. Kate and Anna McGarrigle were seated near me. Couldn’t help it, went over to tell Anna how much I liked […]

The mainstream absorbs revolutionary ideas then sells them back as non-threatening. Can you imagine punk rockers in the 70s with fuchsia mohawks and ripped jeans? If you weren’t there it […]

Freud: Can you teach me how to play Bohemian Rhapsody?   Wiseman: Probably   Freud: How will you do it?   Wiseman: We’ll do small parts then incrementally you’ll know […]

When someone hires me to play on their music, try my best, follow my instincts and check whether they feel it hit the mark. If they’re happy, end of story. […]

People wanting piano lessons.   See how the black notes are grouped into threes and twos.   Reach/ press those groupings up and down octaves, whatever speed you can.   […]