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.
Strangely enough, I didn’t actually set out to become a professional pianist.
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.
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 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.
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 an honor and privilege to be interviewed and featured by CD Baby. Check it out!!
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.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Cody Liska at Crude Magazine. Check it out!