Quick, what’s the number one thing keeping people from learning to play the piano? If you said not enough time, you’re right. We never seem to have enough hours in the day to do what we want to do.
For over a year now, my viewers have been asking me to do a tutorial for Debussy’s Clair de Lune. And my answer to that request has always the same – it’s a very advanced piece and not suited to being taught through a video.
Then I thought about the whole point of my YouTube channel, which is to make beautiful music accessible to people who don’t go the traditional lesson route, and it clicked. If so many people want to experience playing the gorgeous Clair de lune, why not make an easier version? Continue reading “Clair de Lune” »
Is there a piano piece that is more well-known than the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven? Well, maybe. But, Moonlight Sonata is right up there at the top of the list. Even people who don’t know or like classical music like this piece. And almost everyone who plays the piano at Continue reading “Moonlight Sonata” »
Before I started my YouTube channel, I had never heard of Yiruma. I know, I know. But I promise, I actually don’t live under a rock. Anyway, I have gotten so many requests for his music, more than for any other artist. So, I’m starting a series of tutorials for his pieces, and here is the first one, River Flows In You. Continue reading “Yiruma 이루마 – River Flows In You” »
I’ve received so many questions from my viewers about the basics of reading music and playing the piano that I decided to put together a course that allows everyone to learn all the basics at their own pace.
Piano lessons with a teacher are great, but if you don’t have the time or finances to invest in searching for just the right teacher, or you’re unsure about whether or not you can fit weekly lessons into your life, then this online course may be just the thing you’ve been waiting for!
I give you all the basics in lessons that are less than 10 minutes long, so you don’t need to carve out a large chunk of time. If you need to repeat lessons, you can! If you want to speed ahead, you can! Once you purchase the course, you own it, so there’s no time limit and no schedule to stick to.
You can watch a couple of lessons for free and use coupon code THEPIANOKEYS for a huge savings off the list price of the course!
Let me know if you have any questions!
The apparent suicide of Chris Cornell, the frontman for the band Soundgarden, is hitting the world pretty hard today. Every person is important in the grand scheme of things, of course. But there are some people who break through the mass of humanity and create art that helps millions express their own inner worlds. These people become especially beloved, and when they make their final exit, the impact is felt in a big way.
And when they leave by their own hand, there’s the usual run of bewildered questions. Why would someone who had achieved astounding success want to end it all? How did things get so bad that living was a burden they couldn’t carry anymore? Surely death couldn’t be the answer. Continue reading “Life is…” »
I haven’t updated in a while, and I will tell you that story soon. For now, here’s a tutorial that was very highly requested. I arranged a piano cover of the Ariana Grande and John Legend version of the theme song from the new movie, Beauty and the Beast. I love how it turned out. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast” »
I decided to play fast and loose over the weekend. I spent a lot of time at the piano and at my music projects, but didn’t want to have a set plan. And I liked it. Back at the schedule today! Continue reading “Daily Music Goals” »
Yesterday I was wondering why I felt such resistance to getting my compositions out of my head and onto the keyboard. So, as I sat at my piano to compose, I was really listening to that voice in my head, the one that usually says, “You can do this later.”