Book Release: Music Theory, Songwriting and The Piano (Alfred Publishing)

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I’m very excited to announce the Release of Pyramind’s ‘Music Theory, Songwriting and The Piano‘ book published by Alfred.  I am a contributing author for the book and also appear on the DVD ådemostrating piano practice techniques and exercises along side other video tutorials by Jordan Rudess (Dreamtheater, iOS Music App Developer) and . . . → Read More: Book Release: Music Theory, Songwriting and The Piano (Alfred Publishing)

Useful iPad and iPhone Apps for Music Lessons and Sound Exploration

PianoNotes Pro

There are a number of great Music Education iPad and iPhone Apps available for use in music lessons.   I’ve found using interactive technology adds more fun to weekly lessons while drilling students on important skills like note recognition and rhythm.  I use the Note Tutor and Rhythm drill apps quite a bit . . . → Read More: Useful iPad and iPhone Apps for Music Lessons and Sound Exploration

Launching the Natural Method

Last year, I put the concept of the ‘Natural Piano Method’ in motion and have had great success with students who expressed the desire to go in a new direction with their music training.  In a couple cases, students studied using the traditional Alfred reading method for a few years and had solid playing skills . . . → Read More: Launching the Natural Method

The New Piedmont Piano Company in Downtown Oakland

The Piedmont Piano Company has moved to a spacious and beautifully renovated Art Deco building in Downtown Oakland’s Uptown district.  Not only do they carry a wide range of new pianos, but also have a huge selection of used pianos from digital consoles to uprights to grands.  In addition, the music school has also opened . . . → Read More: The New Piedmont Piano Company in Downtown Oakland

The Art Of Improvisation at CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies)

I just finished a wonderful weekend seminar with grammy winner and music educator David Darling and the founding instructor and coordinator of the Sound, Voice, Music and Healing Certificate program, Silvia Nakkach.  David Darling is co-founder of a 16 week improvisational workshop called ‘Music for People.’ Music for People is an introduction to musical improvisation . . . → Read More: The Art Of Improvisation at CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies)

Twitter & Blog Resource – The Piano Market

I first found the piano market on twitter.  It’s a blog site based out of Corona, CA that focuses on piano instruction, piano instrument classifieds, piano repertoire, recordings,  and more.  They have a ton of followers on twitter and tweets for that matter, so it’s worth checking out since the site is updated daily.  You . . . → Read More: Twitter & Blog Resource – The Piano Market

Bronstein Music School Renovation

The Bronstein Music School recently underwent a major renovation of it’s music school and store facilities.  10 Brand new rooms were created for private instruction, the large group room received cosmetic upgrades, an expanded waiting area for parents and friends was created and the store moved to one half of the building so the school . . . → Read More: Bronstein Music School Renovation