So you want to learn how to play your favorite songs from your favorite Disney musicals on the piano? In this post we’ll look at some of the best sheet music of songs from Disney Broadway shows available right now. Having worked on five different Disney Broadway productions, I know many of these scores quite...Continue reading
As the piano plays such an important role in the musical development of so many musicians, we’ve dedicated a special category specifically to anything related to the piano. Here we will cover such topics as the history of the piano, how to buy a piano, and techniques for practicing and playing the piano.
What is the Best Age to Start Piano Lessons?
I’ve been asked many times about what the best age to start piano lessons is, and while there’s not a clear answer, there are some general guidelines one could follow that can help with ascertaining an appropriate answer. The same question can also be asked regarding piano lessons for adults as many older potential students...Continue reading
The History of the Piano
We live in interesting times with regard to music technology in that the technology available to us is evolving exponentially. It’s now possible to create new sounds and imitate acoustic sounds convincingly by using a piece of software such as Apple’s MainStage which is available to anyone as a $29 download from the Apple App...Continue reading
How to Buy a Piano
So you or your child has decided to begin piano lessons, but now you need to choose the instrument to learn on. The next question is usually What is the best type of piano for beginners? Let’s say that after looking at all of the relevant information and asking yourself why you should buy a...Continue reading
How Much Should Private Piano Lessons Cost?
I see many inquiries into the price of private piano lessons as well as many piano teachers discussing their rates within private groups on social media and this always seems to be a topic for confusion. Rates can vary widely due to a number of factors such as geography, length of the lesson, size of...Continue reading
Best Cirque du Soleil Sheet Music for Piano
From 2002 to 2005, I spent three years in Las Vegas as the keyboardist and MIDI programmer for the Cirque du Soleil production “O” at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. It had been a dream of mine for many year to perform with Cirque du Soleil, and I left a Broadway national tour to start...
How to Start Learning Jazz Piano
As someone who has been playing jazz piano for many years, I admit that it’s hard to articulate how to start learning jazz piano. Hopefully this post will take some of the mystery out of the process. Listen, Listen More, and Then Listen Some More The key to how to start learning to play jazz...Continue reading
Learn Piano Online with Pianu
With all sorts of apps and websites to learn piano online, it can be difficult to find the right fit. Of course, one’s individual learning methods, personal goals, and personal taste will play a large role in what will be the ideal method for learning music online. The creators of Pianu have developed a unique...Continue reading
What is the Best Type of Piano for Beginners?
I often hear parents and prospective students ask two questions when starting piano lessons: 1) What is the best type of piano for beginners? -and- 2) Do I need an acoustic piano, or could I use a digital piano as a beginner? In this article, we'll address both of these questions.Should I Purchase an Acoustic...Continue reading