Fact: With 3 Chords You Can Play Hundreds of Songs On The Piano

Monday, February 26th, 2018 - 2 Comments

Sound too good to be true? It’s not!  Hey there – Scott Houston here.  One of my three “Secrets” to teaching adults of any age how to learn AND enjoy playing the piano is that you only need a couple of chords to play dozens and dozens of songs that you know and enjoy.  Learning songs you like helps to keep you energized and makes the learning process enjoyable instead of a chore.  Over the years, many of the most popular songs we hear on the radio actually use this secret to create their chart topping hits. (more…)

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7 Amazing Upcycled and Repurposed Pianos!

Monday, February 12th, 2018 - 7 Comments

Hey guys!  Here is a fun little piece I thought I’d throw out to to keep things light and fun.

I know that us studious, loving piano players/learners – especially those working through the Piano In A Flash online piano lessons – like to use their pianos in the way the craftsmen intended for them to be used, however, some clever people out there have found some pretty fun ways to give old pianos new life.  I can’t get over their creativity! 

Check out these 7 incredible upcycled and repurposed pianos! (more…)

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Get Your Mindset Right To Learn Piano

Sunday, February 4th, 2018 - 15 Comments

Hey everyone!  As I mentioned in my YouTube Live video last week, one of my resolutions for 2018 is push out more content for you guys – full song lessons, tips and tricks, fun facts, motivations, and more.  Well, my mom taught me to always be a man of my word, so here you go!  Click the video below to learn Get Your Mindset Right To Learn Piano. I hope you enjoy!



You know what? I’ve been really stewing and pondering the last few months comparing students in my pianoinaflash.com online method who really shine and are making great progress against students who are struggling more and moving a lot more slowly.  I’ve identified something that has bubbled to the surface that really seems to separate some students versus others.. I’ll share it with you in this quick video … (more…)

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2018 – The year you play piano!

Friday, January 26th, 2018 - 2 Comments


Hi everyone, it’s me, Scott! Here’s a quick transcript of the livestream that you can watch above, I’m looking forward to 2018 and jumping back “into the game” and preparing to put out tons more content. I hope you enjoy!

Hi everyone, Scott Houston here, welcome to 2018!

I just wanted to do a real quick livestream here to give you a quick catch up. I haven’t been real active on YouTube or the Blog over the last six or eight months, and I wanted to kind of get everybody “in the club”, if you will, with where we are and to let you know about some things that we have coming out. So first of all, I apologize for being a little quiet on my YouTube channel and the blog…


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How To Prevent Learning The Piano From Becoming Work

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - 32 Comments

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.)

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How to Choose Your First Piano or Keyboard

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 - 35 Comments


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.

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Jazzy Jingle Bells: Lesson 1

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 - No Comments

I’m so excited to do YouTube office hours with you all! As a short reminder, between now and Christmas I’ll be streaming a lesson once a week to get you playing a fun hip sounding version of Jingle Bells!

To join me for free lesson #2 on Wednesday, November 30th at 4 pm (EST) go here:


(If you can watch it in front of your piano even better–but not necessary)

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