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Piano Articles

Biggest Myths About
Piano Lessons

Making Sense of Reading
Music as a Beginner

Don't Buy the Big Myth About the C Major Scale

Making The Transition
From Classical-Only to
Jazz-Inclusive Playing

Becoming a Better
Sight-Reader at the Piano

Should a DJ Learn to Play the Paino?

Discovering the Piano
Through Other Instruments

Musical Creativity In Action


Vocal Articles

Creating Vocal Freedom

It's All In Your Head


Composition Articles

Composing– Isn’t It Just
Like Ironing Your Shirt?

Do Composers Really Need to Know Music Theory


Practicing Articles
The Art of Practicing:
Part 1
Part 2

How To Develop Your Music
Away From Your Instrument:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

"Intentionality" and
Free Improvisation


Music & Culture Essays
The Real Cost of
Unsolicited Feeback

 

 

Videos

Getting Set Up At The Piano

"Killer Joe" left-hand comping:
Part 1

Part 2

Advanced solo piano vamping:
Introduction
Gospel style in 4/4
Classical style in 3/4
Pattern style in 13/8

Making Your Performing Work
(from Level 2 Workshop)


Performing Articles

Practical Steps to Performance
Freedom

Taking on a New Performance Mountain

The Compound Effect In Action

Embracing The Trust Factor–
Self-Authorization At Work

Flexibility First: Accompanying In Today’s Church

Making The Most Of Your
Relationships


Teaching Articles

Making The Phone Your
Student Value Amplifier:
Part 1
Part 2

Making A Piano Ensemble Class Come Alive

How To Survive As An Artist

 

 

Words of Appreciation

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Michael in action...

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Quite possibly the most spacious and fully-equipped
teaching studio in the Bay Area—safe Berkeley location.

Michael at Piano

 

 

 

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