The season of fall has arrived! It is also the beginning of the new school year–what are your goals for this new near?


📺 Watch my student, Dave, perform Chopin and Satie! He is a pilot ✈️ and has been studying 🎹 with me for over eight years!

Dave is one of the exceptional piano students at my studio—loves playing classical music literature such as pieces Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and some Joplin occasionally. He practices diligently and plays all the pieces with such elegant expressions!

I love ❤️ helping students unlock what music means to them. I teach piano to help them find joy in expressing themselves and making a personal connection to music

👋Adult students of ALL levels are welcome! Sign up for a complimentary lesson with me📆 (🔗 in bio)!

Look forward to meeting you soon 🎹!

#pianostudent #pilot #pianist #pianoplayer #musicmatters #pianolesson #pianomusic #pianoteacher #mondaymotivation

Feel It and Believe It!

😎“The important thing is to feel your music, really feel it and believe it.” -Ray Charles

🙋🏻‍♀️Do you feel the music🎶 every time you strike the 🎹 keys?

🙋🏻‍♀️What does “your” music🎼 sound like?

🙋🏻‍♀️Do you believe what you feel in the music☺️?

#tuesdaythought #quoteoftheday #raycharles #pianist #musician #pianoplayer #pianolesson #tunefultuesday #pianoteacher #pianostudio

Happy First Day of Fall 🍁

🍁Happy First Day of Fall🥰
Here are 3 simple ways to celebrate👇👇👇

1️⃣ Drink latte ☕️
2️⃣ Practice 🎹
3️⃣ Listen to 🎹 music 🎵 (🔗link in bio for my September playlist🎧


#pianolover🎹 #piano #pianolesson #pianoteacher #firstdayoffall #happyfall #pianist #psl #latte #fallmusic

🤓What are you currently reading📚?

I just finished reading The Tools@nytimes bestseller, written by two psychologists, Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. If you have not read it yet, I highly recommend—one of the life-changing books you will ever read! (📸 1)

I am about to start a new book, Achieving Peak Performance in Music, by Sarah Sinnamon (📸 2). This book reveals strategies used by experts to prepare themselves emotionally, cognitively, and physically for performance.

Last year, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Jon Skidmore, co-author of Conquer Anxiety (📸3), on my podcast show @the_piano_pod. This book completely changed the way I approach my practice, performance, and teaching.

Yes, I love 😍 reading psychology books. Do you? 🧐If so, any recommendations?

#FridayReading #booksonpsychology #psychology #performancepsychology #bookrecommendation #thetoolsbook #peakperformance #pianist #artist #concertpianist #pianostudents #musicstudents #pianolessons #pianoteacher


🎉 Happy Birthday, Mr. George Gershwin (1898-1937)🎈!

🎉 Happy Birthday, Mr. George Gershwin (1898-1937)🎈!

Gershwin’s works are performed today with greater frequency than they were during his brief lifetime. His songs and concert pieces continue to fill the pages of discographies and orchestra calendars. The Trustees of Columbia University recognized Gershwin’s influence — and made up for his not receiving a Pulitzer for OF THEE I SING in 1932 — when they awarded him a special posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1998, the centennial of his birth.
George Gershwin, born in Brooklyn, New York (YAY!) on September 26, 1898, was the second son of Russian immigrants.

In 1924, when George teamed up with his older brother Ira, “the Gershwins” became the dominant Broadway🎭 songwriters, creating infectious rhythm numbers and poignant ballads, fashioning the words to fit the melodies with a “glove-like” fidelity.

This extraordinary combination created a succession of musical comedies, including LADY, BE GOOD! (1924), OH, KAY! (1926), FUNNY FACE (1927), STRIKE UP THE BAND (1927 and 1930), GIRL CRAZY (1930), and OF THEE I SING (1931), the first musical comedy to win a Pulitzer Prize. Over the years, Gershwin songs have also been used in numerous films, including SHALL WE DANCE (1937), and A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (1937). Later years produced the award-winning “new” stage musicals MY ONE AND ONLY (1983) and CRAZY FOR YOU (1992), which ran for four years on Broadway.

Besides musicals, Gershwin is also known for his symphonic, operatic, piano works, which became part of the standard repertoire for concerts and recitals:
🎵 Rhapsody in Blue (1924)
🎹 Three Preludes (1926)
🎶 An American in Paris (1928)
🎻 Porgy and Bess (1935)

Let’s celebrate🎂 this special day by listening to his pieces! Check out my September Spotify playlist!

#happybirthday #composer #gershwin #georgegershwin #opera #symphony #musicals #rhapsodyinblue #porgyandbess #classicalmusic #jazzmusic #blues #pianist #pianomusic #pianolesson #pianoteacher #pianostudio


What is your goal for this new season? 

  • 🤓 Taking up a new musical instrument (hope it’s the piano 😆😝😁)? 
  • 😎 Learning a new 🎹 piece? 
  • 😃 Learning to improvise on the piano? 
  • 🧐 Exploring new genre(s) of music on the piano?

Hey, I can help you achive your goals!  Book a complimentary FUN 🎹 lesson with me 👇👇👇

Talk to you at the next blog! 


I ❤️ helping students unlock🔓 what music means to them. I teach 🎹 to help them find joy🥰 in expressing themselves and making their own personal connection with music🎶.