Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter require fundraisers to meet their stated goals or risk not getting anything. Here's a much better way to raise - and keep - money to fund your artistic pursuits.

Monday, 12 October 2015 00:00

Wandom Wednesday: 99 Balloons

If balloons scare you - especially stretched, squeezed, and popped balloons - then you should NOT watch the video below. If not - then prepare to be amazed!

Monday, 12 October 2015 00:00

Tech Tuesday: StaffPad

StaffPad for Microsoft Surface turns handwritten music notation into beautifully printed music that can be played back and easily edited.

Friday, 09 October 2015 00:00


4Friday is a new weekly series where I share 4 random songs or musical ideas that I think you'll find interesting.

In his book "Outliers", Malcolm Gladwell describes the 10,000 hour requirement to achieve mastery over anything. From my experience of roughly 39,600 hours of playing the piano, I'd like to expand on that by describing 3 levels that I believe transform mastery into art.

Musicians have a special relationship with food: we love to eat! And quite often, many musicians are also excellent cooks. In today's "Wandom Wednesday", I reveal my secret for the best Korean fried chicken recipe EVAH!

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 00:00

Tech Tuesday: Google Keep

Simple and surprisingly powerful note and list and picture and all-around data repository, Google Keep has quickly become my favorite go-to app for capturing all my thoughts and ideas and to-do lists in my daily life.

Saturday, 12 September 2015 00:00

The Future of Piano Teaching

What technology gives teachers the ability to improve their sight and hearing a thousand-fold and students the ability to learn faster than ever? No, it's not a reboot of "The 6 Million Dollar Man"'s a technology called "Asynchronous Pedagogy".

Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:00

Almost here: My new CD!

After 15 years of composing and nearly a year of recording and production, my first CD of all-original songs based on the Book of Psalms is almost here!

If typical arpeggios make the piano sound like a harp, "wavy arpeggios" sound like sparkling chandeliers - an awesome effect to learn and sound dazzling on the piano!