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A Singer with Allergies: How I stopped losing my voice every spring

It’s  April in New York City and just as we’re beginning to enjoy the blooming of the buds and blossoms, many of us allergy sufferers are bracing ourselves:  it’s allergy season...
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Blue Bayou Sing and Play Piano Tutorial

Blue Bayou is an iconic song written by Roy Orbison.  While he made it a hit, Linda Ronstadt made it a classic.   In this tutorial, I teach you how to sing and play piano on Blue Bayou.   Roy...
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The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson Sing and play tutorial

The Way You Make Me Feel was a hit from Michael Jackson’s 1987 album Bad.  In this tutorial, I will teach you how to sing and play The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. Song learning...
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What’s Up Piano and Singing Tutorial – Four Non Blondes

Anyone who grew up in the 1990s knows this anthem. What’s Up was released by the San Francisco band 4 Non Blondes on their first record Semi-Charmed Life.  Get ready for What’s Up piano...

12 More Awesome Pop Piano Songs

I got such a huge response to my 10 Best Pop Piano Songs article, that I realized I needed to make another one.  In this post, I will share 12 more awesome pop piano songs.  In it, I feature some of...
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10 Best Pop Piano Songs

As a pop pianist and singer, I often get asked for listening lists.  There is so much great music out there that it can be hard to know where to start.  This article was requested by a bunch of my...

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