Performing: A Great Way to Inspire Students

I’m not sure if everyone knows this, but in addition to being a piano teacher and music mentor, I’m also a performer myself.  In fact, I have done hundreds and hundreds of shows.  I really enjoy sharing my other musical projects with my … Continue reading

Help Us Win Sacramento’s A-List!

I was thrilled recently to find out that Piano Lessons in Sacramento has been nominated for the Sacramento A-List under the “Best Music Instruction” category (!).   The Sacramento A-list is an annual “Best Of”  voting program that honors businesses in the Sacramento … Continue reading

Piano Pedaling Basics (Video Lesson)

Pedaling is an important part of piano playing, and effective pedaling generally helps the pianist create the effect of “legato” or smooth playing. It also can help sustain notes when the pianist has moved his or her hand to do … Continue reading

Your First Piano Lesson

This video is of a simple piano lesson introducing you to the very basics of the keyboard.  It is meant to explain the layout of the keyboard for easy comprehension AND to get you to start playing on the keys … Continue reading

Achieving Your Piano-Playing Dreams

Piano Persistence

All throughout life, the principle of persistence is at work.  This principle explains the incredible levels of skill attained by advanced pianists (and all other advanced artists in any field). It is not usually so much that they are “talented” … Continue reading