Sedona Adventures, Part 1

My flight to Phoenix on Tuesday was blissfully uneventful. I picked up my rental car and made the two-hour drive to Sedona, arriving about 6:30 at the beautiful Arabella Hotel. I checked into my lovely room, took in the breathtaking view from my balcony, and walked next door to my favorite local restaurant, the Elote […]

AWAKENING PATH by David Wohl

David Wohl culminates 25 years of experience in the music industry – as a performer, music director, composer, arranger, creative consultant, and music teacher – with his new release Awakening Path. In the artist’s words, “AWAKENING PATH expresses the hopefulness, joy, and peace I feel whenever I create or perform a new piece of music. In rare […]

Goodbye summer; hello Sedona!

I apologize for being so scarce here on the blog. The last two or three months of the academic year were busy ones. I saw my nearly sixty piano students every week, prepared them for three separate studio recitals, and did quite a bit of performing myself. Now I’ve had a four-week break from full-time […]

STILL THE RIVER FLOWS by David Edwards

David Edwards’s musical journey has been filled with twists and turns. He began piano lessons at age 12, studied classical piano and jazz theory at the University of North Texas, and over the course of his career he been a composer of commercial tunes, a salesman at a large music store, and a performer with […]

WAITING’S END by KeithTim Anderson

It is no surprise that KeithTim Anderson made a career out of music. He spent his childhood in a small town outside of Eau Claire, WI; his father was a junior high band instructor and his mother was his first piano teacher. Although he had a knack for improvisation and preferred improvising composition to practicing […]

HERE WITH YOU by Bob Chaz Baker

Former jazz trombone player turned keyboard rock musician, Bob Chaz Baker has performed and recorded with the likes of Tommy Shaw, Dan Fogelberg, Mark Andes, Larry Stewart, and Rosemary Butler. Now composing, recording and concertizing as a solo pianist, Bob has released a new album, “Here With You.” Influenced by a variety of musical genres, […]

STILL HERE by Lisa Swerdlow

Lisa Swerdlow is a relative newcomer to the solo piano genre, returning to the instrument after a many-years hiatus on the heels of a grim cancer diagnosis in 2013. To date, she has released two albums of original music to rave reviews; her latest release is a single titled Still Here, in which the artist […]

SQUIRREL’S LAST CROSSING by William Ogmundson

“Squirrel’s Last Crossing” is only forty seconds in length but what a vivid story it tells! In my imagination, it goes something like this: Once upon a time, there was a little brown squirrel. Out of nowhere, he found himself in the path of a very large, very fast motor vehicle. A human was behind […]

REFLECTION by Shoshana Michel

Reflection is Shoshana Michel’s fourth released piano solo album and her third as a composer. The positive response to the release of her first album, Soul Whispers, her solo piano arrangements of beautiful songs of Jewish Eastern European origin, led her to resume the challenge of composing; in 2016, a full twenty-four years after she […]