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 […]

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: 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 […]

Happy New Year!

Although I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, I do believe that the end of each calendar year is a good time to reflect on the events of the previous twelve months and set goals for the 365 days ahead. 2018 was an AMAZING year. I attended my very first Whisperings artist gathering in […]

Fish Taco Friday: Javelina Cantina

I am writing this on Thursday evening, at the close of my first day of recording at Piano Haven Studios in Sedona, Arizona. Engineer and recording artist Joe Bongiorno and I worked four hours and recorded sixteen of the twenty-seven new original solo piano pieces/holiday arrangements I have composed in the past year. Tomorrow I […]

Eleven Things I Learned on Tour

My first-ever tour as a performer of original solo piano music is a wrap! Four days, four cities, four concerts–what a whirlwind! Fellow artists Judson Hurd, Marlowe Carruth and I started last Thursday evening with a concert in Marlowe’s beautiful home in Raleigh, North Carolina. It just so happens I lived in Raleigh back in […]