Had you asked me back in February if I was stressed, I would have told you, “Absolutely!”.  And then the coronavirus pandemic hit.  Many of you, like me, started quarantining and social distancing as much as possible. You lost most of your connections to the outside world....

About 90% of the world is right-hand dominant.  That also means about 90% of the world would struggle to play piano with their left hand, let alone coordinate their left hand with their right hand to play the correct notes at the correct times.  So, if you’re...

Maybe you’ve signed up for lessons through Piano In A Flash, or maybe you’re still debating if lessons are the right move for you. One of the most popular questions we hear from our students is: “What kind of piano do I need to have...

Being a good note reader is not a requirement to becoming a good piano player. If you want to become a concert pianist and play concerts with symphony orchestras for a living, you probably need to learn how to read music. But assuming your interest lies...

The other day, I got an interesting question from a student about reading versus playing by ear. As I was writing a response, I thought it was probably something that could help a lot of other people, as well. The question: I learned to read (sheet) music...

Not by a long shot! I have argued (and proven somewhat successfully I think with the army of folks I’ve gotten playing over the years) quite the opposite. Consider … How long does a take a kid learning to play a brass instrument, or a say...

A large percentage of recreational piano players want, as their primary goal, to be able to accompany themselves (or someone else) singing. That percentage was much larger than I ever expected when I began to teach lead-sheet based, creative style piano. Here’s the great news:...

Lately I’ve been finding myself responding to questions from TV show viewers and students with the same answer over and over. The questions usually go something like this… “Scott, I saw one of your guests playing a tune that I just love. I found a...

When I was learning the piano, here is what I would tell my 24-year-old self to keep it from becoming work. I sometimes find it interesting to play the “if I knew then what I know now” game … So, here it goes with a couple things on that list! (and no, you don't have to do flips to keep it fun! I don't think these old hips could take it anyway.)

Choosing your first piano or keyboard can be confusing, overwhelming and downright exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be. Let me help you bring some clarity to the daunting task of choosing a good first instrument.