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Understanding the Circle of Fifths

The Circle of 5ths is a music theory concept that works as a useful tool for musicians of any background or genre.  The Circle of Fifths can be used as a theory tool to understand key signatures, ...
Brenda Takes a Vacation

Brenda Takes a Vacation

I am writing this from a place I haven’t been in for quite some time:  I am relaxed, I am refocused and reengergized.  After over two years of homeschooling, starting a new business and teaching ...

The Year in Review: 2021-2022

As the school year comes to an end here in the US and summer plans are now underway, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past two years  It has been a momentous, stressful and exhilarating ...

Hungry Heart Piano Tutorial

In this tutorial, I show you how to play Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen on piano.  This is such a beautiful song that one of my private students requested and I made up a very simple but lovely ...

The Ultimate Guide to Solfege

I am a huge believer in solfege for singers and instrumentalists of all genres – yes, even pop and rock!  Solfege is an incredible, measurable tool for building musicianship skills and ear ...

Here There and Everywhere Beatles piano tutorial

In this piano tutorial, I show you how to play Here, There and Everywhere by the Beatles. This is such a beautiful song that one of my private students requested and I made up a very simple but lovely ...

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