Find Nearby Concerts on your Smart Phone!!

Hey all you music lovers! Today I came across a really great free APP that will show you what concerts are happening in your area! Bandsintown is the name of this awesome tool.  Allow it to use your location and it will give you a huge list of concerts playing where ever you are!  I think […]

Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul

Want to be inspired? Watch this video of violinist Ji-Hae Park, who explains a full and happy life cannot come from the goal to reach “fame & fortune.” Listen as she share’s her story through words and of course, her incredible playing. “In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a […]

Music Helps Children Master Fractions!

In California, an innovative curriculum using rhythm in music has been developed to help children learn fractions in elementary school.  As you may recall for yourself, or have seen with your own children, fractions can be hard to understand, but they are hugely important.  In order to be successful in higher level math education, you need a […]

Music Note Shoes for a Good Cause! :)

I’ve seen lots of music apparel and jewelry in my day, but I don’t remember running across a pair of shoes before!  A student of mine recently introduced me to music note shoes sold by Toms.com.   They are actually pretty cool, but that’s not the part that really caught my attention. Before last week, […]

Piano vs. Keyboard: What’s best for you?

People need to know what to look for when buying an instrument, but first things first.  How do you know if you should get a piano or keyboard??  As great as they make digital pianos these days, in my opinion, nothing will compare to a nice acoustic.  That being said, a piano still may not […]

Music: The New Medicine for the Brain!

  A 60 year old public speaking coach was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  She started by developing leg spasms, but in the end it led to a serious fall in the shower.  This woman could barely walk, but then something amazing happened!  One day she turned on her shower radio to an oldies station, and she […]

STOP!!! and hear the music….Seriously.

If you had the chance, would you stop and take a minute from your busy life and listen to one of the absolute best musicians in the world?   Most of you are saying “of course” right about now.  Do you think you’d recognize amazing talent if you heard it?  Again, you are probably answering […]

Digital Flashcards! And they’re actually good!

I’ve worked with so many different people spanning the ages of 3 to 70.  No matter who I teach, every one of my students will find success because I know the best methods.  For example, I know flash cards are extremely effective for learning notes quickly, but who really wants to carry around printed cards […]