GENTLEMAN BAILEY by Darla Bower

Gentleman Bailey was written in memory of composer and pianist Darla Bower’s faithful canine companion Bailey, who succumbed to illness in December, 2018. It is a fitting tribute to “the sweetest and gentlest dog” Bower ever owned. The plaintive melodic theme, played in the deep lower register of the piano, alternates with a short section […]

NOTTE by Milana Zilnik

Milana Zilnik is no shrinking violet. According to her website, “soulful singing and complex piano melodies are [her] signature, but she embraces a variety of styles – everything from folk, blues, opera and Middle Eastern, to her soft spots for rock and jazz.” Now, in her latest album, Notte (release date June 1, 2019), she […]

Happy Birthday, Mackenzie

My daughter, Mackenzie Colleen Geyer, would be twenty-five today. She was born May 4, 1994 with an extremely rare genetic condition called Trisomy 13, meaning she had three copies of chromosome 13 in each cell of her body instead of the normal two copies. This disrupts the normal course of development and causes the associated […]

What I Did over Spring Break

Creative people don’t have a mess; they have ideas lying around everywhere. ~ Unknown I posted the quote above on my Facebook page last week and got quite a response. I guess I’m not the only one! But all kidding aside, what with the teaching the professional obligations and the travel and the album releases […]

New album available for preorder NOW!!!

At long last, the big day is here! My new solo piano album, The Presence of Wonder, is available for preorder (click HERE)! You get the title track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released (April […]

Sneak Peek: NEBULA

It’s hard to believe that album preorder week is HERE! That’s right: my new album, The Presence of Wonder, will be available for preorder beginning THIS Friday! In the meantime, I am thrilled to share the last in a series of four preview videos: Nebula, a musical celebration of the spectacular clouds of dust and […]

Album Review: REALITY OF DREAMS by Dulce Joya

Pianist and composer Dulce Joya began her classical studies at age six at an arts school in her native Cuba and has spent her life living, studying, performing and teaching music in Colombia, Austria and her current home of Germany. Her debut solo piano collection Reality of Dreams finds her taking what she describes as […]

Sneak Peek: WISHES IN THE WIND

My latest album, The Presence of Wonder, will be available for pre-order on March 15th! To celebrate, I’m sharing here the third in a series of videos created from snippets of some of my favorite pieces from the album. This one is called Wishes in the Wind and I can’t help but break out into […]

Album Review: LITTLE RED BOAT by Mary Lydia Ryan

Over the centuries, countless musicians have been inspired by visual art, and vocalist, pianist and composer Mary Lydia Ryan joins their ranks with her 2018 solo piano release Little Red Boat. In 2015, she discovered Little Red Boat, a painting by artist Steve Jensen; she fell in love with the energy, depth of layers of […]

I’m ready!

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. ~Buddhist proverb. I have been trying to minimize the clutter in my home for as long as I can remember. I’ve read dozens of books on the subject, watch countless hours of television, and made numerous attempts to get rid of unused, unneeded items in my house. […]