Welcome to My Blog
Updated: Jan 5
To all subscribers and readers,
Thank you for checking out my new blog here! I wanted to share a little about this blog, and what you can come to expect going forward.
This is neither my first blog, nor my first post on THIS blog. From 2013 through 2020, I had a blog dedicated to my piano students on blogspot that was active on and off. In 2020, I wanted to share and elaborate on my 100 Favorite Film Scores of All Time in an 11-part series, so I activated this blog portion of my main website in order to keep the topic separate from my piano related posts.
I'll skip some of the details between late 2020 and now, but I decided to launch a podcast called The Musician Toolkit in January 2023. I have an ongoing series of short videos on TikTok, Instagram, and here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvM_UVGwf5Y8qCQwSd2oFtLKUtDfL2pep
Here is a video trailer for the podcast
The topics of The Musician Toolkit harmonize quite a bit with much of what I was sharing on my blog for piano students. However, it's more about developing the tools that you need to be a great musician of ANY instrument, not just the piano. Since I still love writing, and since some people prefer reading to listening to a podcast, a number of my podcast episodes will simply be audio versions of my blog posts. Now that's only a portion. I'll also be interviewing guests and having a few episodes that don't work in text form. And not all of my blog posts will be presented as a podcast episode. All that is to say: the blog and the podcast will not be exact copies of each other.
I plan to post here at least once, sometimes twice a week, and it will be a mix of topics. Mostly, I'll be writing about the tools of musicianship, all of which pertain to my students. Over the course of the next several months, many of my posts will be revisions of my favorite posts from my old blog. However, I'll also be talking about music and other things I like, usually with the angle of analyzing the nuts and bolts of why I like something as I did with my Favorite Film Score series.
If you're one of my students, somewhere between 60 and 75% of what I post will be applicable to you. That said, this is not written directly to younger students. Unless you're an adult and/or intermediate or an advanced student, the parents will probably get more out of my blog than younger students.
I hope you all are having a great holiday season, and wish you a happy and prosperous 2023!