Inspiration from Condoleezza Rice

Dear Parents and Students in Music, As we prepare for our next year in piano lessons, I wanted to share this article from Leila Viss a music colleague who attended the MTAC conference a couple of weeks ago.  She captured the fine points of the keynote speech that Condoleezza Rice presented and that I was […]

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Piano Lessons Starting – 2017 & 2018 Season

Laura is a musician and piano teacher with 30 years experience with kids ages 3 to 103. She is setting up the 2017-2018 season of lessons which are taught in the Brentwood, CA (94513) area for 45 minutes or an hour depending on if you’re just starting out, or have had lessons in the past and are […]

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On Choosing a Piano Teacher

“Choosing a piano teacher can be a bit like finding the right lawyer, plumber, dentist or hairdresser — professional experience is important, as well as a good fit.”  Sharon Westbrook “A musician must have the discipline of a soldier and the spirit of a gypsy.” Ludwig van Beethoven As parents are considering piano lessons this […]

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How to Motivate Music Practice

After running across this article several weeks ago, I wanted to share it again as parent participation in the way their child practices is so important.  Creating specific goals is a wonderful approach and constructive practice equals progress.  As several students are preparing for the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions this spring, I can’t […]

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GoPro’s with the Netherlands Philharmonic

This is just fun!  Peter and the Wolf played by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra with GoPro cameras attached to several of the instruments.  Enjoy!  Check out the Trombone… Thank You!   Janines Music Room  

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Scott Healy ~ Ellington Study Group at Vitellos

All you jazz composers! Don’t miss this, Thursday 10am-Noon.  https://madmimi.com/p/844586?fe=1&pact=32123956705 Ellington Study Group Los Angeles Thursday, August 6th at 10am Scott’s website: bluedogmusic.com “I am pleased to announce and invite you to the reboot of the Ellington Study Group Los Angeles. The first meeting will be Thursday, August 6th at 10 AM to noon, at […]

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Latest Projects….

Happy cold days of Winter!  And all the best for everyone in 2013! There are FOUR projects I’m working on – two are continuations from 2012, arrangements of an English war veterans original songs and a new jazz ensemble piece.  The third is a silent movie score for – ‘The Wonderful Living Fan’ George Melies […]

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Livin’ The Dream LA

Livin’ The Dream LA

Hey everyone – I’m composing music with Jacob Shelby on the new fun web series ‘Livin’ The Dream LA’

www.LivinTheDreamLA.com

This is the last week of funding – please contribute $5 – join the fun and LIVE YOUR DREAM!

 

 

 

 

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Must rest brain…

The recording session for “Ex-Mas Eve”, the Romantic Comedy,  is pushed back to the next available Saturday.  In the meantime, really focusing on making sure everything is in order with music preparation in the Orchestral score and for the individual players.  Copying in the music notation program is a very focused effort for the eyes […]

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