Music Interview with DeuxVoix

Deux Voix (known in French as Two Voices) is a dual music group founded by two artist Stephen Distad and Justin Langham based in Houston, Texas.  They have been working on music concerts since 2014 with concerts both across the U.S. and different parts of the world.  In becoming one of the best-selling recording acts of all time, the Deux Voix Continue Reading

Piano & Music Project

I have built a piano & music learning project whereby each month I interview musicians, teachers, students, and piano technicians. The goal of the music project is to highlight our local talent, share their commitment and dedication to their musical journey. The project is also helping parents and families to embrace their talented musicians opening a path which will explore Continue Reading

What Do Olympic Athletes and Professional Musicians Have in Common?

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea has ended, one cannot help but feel a sense of awe at what the human body is capable of. The speed, precision and sheer courage of the athletes to push the limits is astounding. Watching the Olympics is akin to be being in a rock concert by one of the super bands. Continue Reading

Sharing The Joy of Music

Are you making beautiful music or listening to your favorite music? Music is food for the soul. It is that and much more. Some say that humans learned to make music before they could speak to each other.  There is something elemental in music that affects human behavior that influences moods. Sharing the joy of music with those around you Continue Reading

Music Inspiration for Winter Olympics 2018

Fans of the 2018 winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang were pleasantly surprised to see and hear all ice skaters performing to inspiring music. This year’s games allowed all ice skaters to do so. This is a difference from other games where only ice dancers are allowed to perform with music soundtracks playing. Which music tracks would be inspiring for the Continue Reading

The takeaway for the 2018 NAMM Show

2018 NAMM Afterthought

The first piano was invented in Florence, Italy in 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori. Since then pianos have evolved many times over the decades in shape, size, features, and functions. Some of these changes have increased the quality of sound, and many have made owning a piano more affordable.   With over 3,000 years after the first piano was invented, classical musicians Continue Reading

Should Your Students Be Memorizing for Recitals?

Is it more important for students to learn to play from memory or sight reading? There are varied opinions depending on which music teacher you ask.  This is more so for piano learners where performing classical pieces from memory is highly valued.  But some music teachers feel that memorizing discourages students who want to learn music for the fun of Continue Reading

6 Steps to Improve Sight Reading

Most students just starting out are apprehensive about sight reading. While the fear may be unfounded, sight reading takes time to muster, and even experienced musicians will have a hard time performing some difficult music pieces by sight reading. But the fact is that sight reading is an essential skill for being a good musician. Practicing sight reading makes performances Continue Reading

NAMM 2018 – The largest musical instrument trade show in USA

NAMM 2018 starts on January 25th, every year they host the music trade show in California (for trade only) at the Anaheim Convention center.  The organizers have promised this year’s event to be bigger and better.   There will be 4 days of the event with 5 stages featuring over 140 music bands. This definitely is an exciting music event for all Continue Reading