A Piano in a Flash student recently wrote in saying “….God bless you if you have the gift of both being able to read and play by ear.”  But is it a gift or something else entirely?  Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston has a few...

We all know that playing the piano is REALLY big fun. But on occasion, some REALLY big pianos have been used to bring some joy to the world.  Classic FM recently shared some great moments including: Chopsticks by Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock — Inspired by...

Just like the human body, the anatomy of an acoustic piano is quite fascinating! There are many different moving “body parts” and “limbs”  that must work together perfectly to make the oh so wonderful noise that we call piano music. In this blog post, I wanted to continue the theme of learning more about the piano itself, and dissect an acoustic piano.
The other morning while I was practicing at my piano, I had a thought, “I know my students love the piano, but do they know how the piano came to be???” That inspired me to sit down and write a quick little article about the fascinating history of the piano. Now, not only will you love playing this wonderful instrument, but you’ll also have a much deeper appreciation for it!
Hey gang! Do you ever find yourself thinking "I just can't seem to play this right hand melody smoothly!" Well don't worry.  In today's video blog post, I'll be following up on a previous video about right hand fluidity. You can find that first video by clicking here.
In a previous blog post, I talked about 5 incredible ways playing the piano helps strengthen your mind (you can find that post by CLICKING HERE).  In this post, I want to let you in on four awesome ways the piano also helps keep your body happy and healthy - the piano truly is a miracle instrument huh?
In a recent video, I covered how to figure out what key would be the right one to sing a tune in. You can find that video at the link below: CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO In the video above, I take the inverse and say, what if a singer comes up to you and starts singing a tune in some key, and as a piano player, they want you to start playing along with them?
When you have gotten to the point of being able to sit down at your keyboard or piano and finally play a tune you know and love, you experience no better feeling.  However, what you may be unaware of is that not only have you accomplished the immense task of learning to play and enjoy a song, but you have also made your brain stronger and healthier! In this article, I’ll dive into 5 mental health benefits you get by playing the piano, and why your brain will forever thank you for doing it!
Hi gang - I wanted to share a question I received recently, and my response, as it is something I’ve answered many times in the past and I think it will be of some value to a lot of you reading this blog who have taken classical piano lessons in the past. I hope this helps you as you are exploring the possibilities of learning non-classical styles in the way we do.