TEN THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

On May 28th, my son and I and a team of helpers loaded our belongings onto a U-Haul truck and drove from our home of nearly twenty years to our “new” (circa 1998) home in a subdivision just five miles away. We have spent the weeks since managing renovations, unpacking boxes, and settling into our new […]

Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs: About the Music, Part 2

This is the second in a series of blog posts about the stories that inspired the music in my April release Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs. Last time I talked about my visiting Prague, Czech Republic; today I will talk about the experiences that shaped two other travel-related pieces and one more. The last stop on […]

Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs: About the Music, Part 1

As promised, here is the first of a series of blog posts sharing the experiences that inspired the music in my brand-new album, Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs. As I mentioned in my post last week, this album pays homage to the late nineteenth century Czech composer Zdeněk Fibich. In addition to symphonies, chamber music, and […]

It’s release day!

It’s a crazy time to be releasing a new album, for sure, but after much consideration I decided to proceed as planned. Music is a great source of comfort to me right now, and I sincerely hope that this collection will be the same for others. Click HERE to purchase the CD; available also for […]

New Single Release/Holiday Sale

My new single Hope, a musical expression of hope for joy and peace at Christmastime and always, is now available on all streaming platforms! Spotify Pandora iTunes  CD Baby Google Play Thanks to you, I now have over two thousand monthly listeners on Spotify and my music has been streamed nearly 100,000 times on Pandora. Without […]

Thanksgiving Medley release TODAY!

I have a new single available on all platforms today! Here it is on YouTube: It was fun to arrange these two hymns – one traditional Dutch and one by English organist George Job Elvey (1816-1893) – for solo piano. I think they work SO well together and hope they will be a welcome companion […]

Today is the big day: All Through the Night is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere! Spotify Pandora Apple Music Amazon CD Baby Kathy Parsons of Mainly Piano says “this is warm and soothing music for any age group…emotionally direct, graceful and very melodic” (click HERE to read her full review). And Chrissie Sheppard of One World Music Radio has […]

LISTENING FROM THE HEART by Lisa Swerdlow

On the heels of the success of her summer release Still Here, Lisa Swerdlow returns with an epic new single Listening from the Heart. Magnificently orchestrated by Paul Kraushaar, this cinematic gem is truly a masterpiece. In the words of the artist, this music is meant to evoke the feelings one has when walking through the woods […]

New Video: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Here’s a preview of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star from my new album All Through the Night. I’ll be posting lots of new videos over the next few months, so please take a moment to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there (simply click the red “SUBSCRIBE” button) so you won’t miss any of them! […]

Happy Birthday, Dear Olde Dadd!

Meet my parents, Carley and Jim. That’s us in the photo above, striking a pose at the conclusion of the release concert for my album Thankful Heart, Joyful Mind. My arrangement of the great Irving Berlin tune White Christmas – which just happens to be my mom’s favorite Christmas song – appears on the album and is dedicated […]