Category Archives: piano

Videography homework

What does a mama do when her teenager asks for help at 10 PM with a video project that’s due in a couple hours? Does she shuck her pjs and bathrobe in favor of more publicly acceptable garb? No! She … Continue reading

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Making music

I think that one of the hardest parts of the lockdowns for me has been not being able to get together with other musicians, so when the local Presbyterian church asked if I’d help with their Sunday remote services, I … Continue reading

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Making Music

I think the hardest part of this whole lockdown for me has been being isolated from my fellow musicians. So when I have the opportunity to go make music for our local Presbyterian church, I take it! This week I … Continue reading

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Nobody wants to see that.

I store sleeping bags under the piano, as acoustic dampers. Otherwise, my eardrums meet in the middle of my head when I practice. I had a sleeping bag to replace under there today, and found this: Any pianist worth their … Continue reading

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Newest addition to the worship band

Look who got recruited to play with the big boys in the worship band at the Presbyterian Church with me!  

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Pre-Concert Prepping

Spent half the day yesterday and today over at the church, getting ready for tomorrow night’s concert. Sound check! Last and final panic-print rough draft of the concert program shell before it goes to Office Depot for printing. By tomorrow … Continue reading

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Jam Night August 2019

Jam night tonight; small crowd, but we had a lot of fun. We only worked on three songs: “Victory In Jesus”, “As the Deer”, and putting new chords and melody to a new song called “Awake, Awake, Arise”, written by … Continue reading

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Jam Session at the Homestead

Once a month or so, I get together with a bunch of other Christian musicians and we try out new charts.  Some of us are trained musicians.  Some aren’t.  Some sing.  Some play multiple instruments; others only one.  Not everyone reads music. But it’s pure joy. Continue reading

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The Carmens play “The Scarlet Cape”

In between chasing goats and making cheese, I actually do have a hobby. Job. Career. Whatever. I play piano.  And I teach; I’ve been an MTNA-certified piano instructor for 16 years.  I perform a few times a year. Now that … Continue reading

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