Halloween Costumes for Pianists

Halloween Costumes for Pianists
I am not Halloween's biggest fan, but my sister sure is! So, in honor of her favorite holiday, I thought I might whip up a fun post- Halloween Costumes for Pianists. Hope you enjoy what I came up with! Let me know if you have a great idea that I missed.

How To Improvise On Piano

How To Improvise On Piano
Improvisation is a skill that will make you better at piano. It is a fantastic way to spark your creativity, strengthen your scale knowledge and chord structures, and compose music in an “on-demand” and “on-the-fly” manner that forces you to step outside of your comfort zone. This is precisely the reason why I started my “Monday Morning Improvisations” series on YouTube. I wanted to grow, and this series was a great way to make that happen.

How To Practice Piano

How To Practice Piano
Do you want to know a little secret?   I’ll be honest… I absolutely hate practicing the piano.  I know… that’s a weird thing to say considering I play piano for a living.  It’s true though, I really don’t like to practice and just the word “practice” makes me cringe.

My Favorite Fall Music

My Favorite Fall Music
My very favorite time of year is Fall.   I love when the temperature starts to cool down after a long hot summer and I can start wearing boots and sweaters again.  I love when the temperature gets a little brisk in the evenings, and in the mornings… that little bit of crisp cool air that makes me excited for the upcoming holidays.

Finding Joy In Sad Music

Finding Joy In Sad Music
Have you ever noticed that sad, emotional, or dark music tends to grab ahold of you... ...affect you on a soul-touching level, or just seem to make time stand still?  And have you ever noticed that this kind of music, even though it’s sad and emotionally powerful, seems to somehow make you feel better, or happy, or inspired?  

What To Do When You Feel Unappreciated

What To Do When You Feel Unappreciated
FEELING UNAPPRECIATED, IGNORED, FORGOTTEN, OR DISMISSED CAN... ...be a difficult experience to handle.  It can really weigh heavily on us, making us focus more on the negative, than the positive.  It can be lonely, and isolating, and diminishing.