Piano for Singers how to play a pop rock ballad Brenda Earle Stokes pointing to the sign in front of the piano

Pop ballad accompaniment style for piano

In this tutorial, I will show you a great pop ballad accompaniment style for piano. Using basic major and minor chords plus this simple pop ballad pattern, you’ll be singing and playing your...
How to play Happy Birthday easy, pink background Brenda Earle Stokes giving a thumbs up with a birthday party hat on

How to Play Happy Birthday on Piano

Today’s lesson was a highly-requested one: How to play Happy Birthday on piano. This seemingly easy song is not as widely known as you think by the pianists out there. This tutorial is here for...
What gear do I use for Zoom piano and voice teaching. Brenda Earle Stokes posing by her zoom piano and voice lesson gear

My Online Music Teaching Studio Gear and Set Up

I have finally perfected my studio set up for when I teach online music lessons with Zoom! Many of you have been asking me what my set up is, so I thought it was time to show it to you. Since I was...

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, chord...
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...

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