Ever since I was a kid, I've loved improvising movie themes on the piano. Here's my take on the main theme from "Man Of Steel" by Hans Zimmer.

When you think of it, traditional lessons where a student goes to a teacher's studio or the teacher comes to the student's home, are terribly inefficient ways to develop a skill that is more akin to learning a foreign language. Here are 3 ways in which I think Video Exchange® lessons are actually a far better way to learn to play the piano.

Thursday, 07 May 2015 00:00

CHAP convention May 8 & 9

I will be at the CHAP convention at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA to promote my ArtistWorks Online Popular Piano School in booth #606 May 8 & 9 2015.

Randy Potter is the founder and instructor for the world's largest online and home study school for piano tuning and technical work.

Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00

Interview with Eleanor Sokoloff, Part 2

In this episode, Mrs. Sokoloff talks about the miracle of how she started teaching at Curtis in 1936 (while still a student herself).

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 00:00

Interview with Eleanor Sokoloff, Part 1

My beloved piano teacher, Eleanor Sokoloff is 100 years young and still teaching actively at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Mrs. Sokoloff has trained some of the top pianists in the classical world during her 79 years of teaching.

PianoWorld.com is one of the Internet's biggest resources on just about anything related to the piano.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:00

Piano Tastings Ep. 9: The Piano Buyer


Since 1987, The Piano Book by Larry Fine has been the definitive resource for folks looking to understand the world of pianos and make informed purchasing decisions.

What piano was favored by Clara Schumann and highly regarded by the likes of Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms? The Grotrian-Steinweg, or "Grotrian" for short.

Friday, 20 March 2015 00:00

Interview with Eric Uglum

Eric Uglum is a multi-talented sound engineer and musician who is helping to put together my latest recording project tentatively titled "Psalms: Hyssop and Snow".

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