If you were left struggling during quarantine, you’re not alone.  The CDC reported a significant growth in the number of people who reported feelings of anxiety and depression between April and June of 2020, compared to the same time period in 2019. Younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities,...

Is there a better way to celebrate the holiday season than sharing kindness and a smile (behind a mask, of course)? I don’t think there is. I created this challenge with my piano-playing community in mind: I know we have some AWESOME Piano in a...

Music is more powerful than we give it credit for. For some people, there’s nothing better than having fun at a long-awaited concert. For others, that sweet spot is singing along loudly to the radio while driving....

Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of songs from my childhood. I’m talking everything from greatest hits from bands like Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire, to old Broadway soundtracks like West Side Story, A Chorus Line and the like. Listening to some of...

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...

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...