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A series of periodic posts by John Douglas regarding the art of piano playing, tips for getting the most from your piano and other related topics of interest.

Celebrating 50 Years!

Celebrating 50 Years!

This year I’m celebrating 50 happy and satisfying years as a piano teacher! I was 13 and had been taking piano for 8 years when my piano teacher suggested I might take on a student of my own. Excited, I recruited a friend’s younger brother who was 9. Not long after...

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Wishing You All A Merry Christmas!

Wishing You All A Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish all of my piano students and all of my piano tuning customers a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. It has been a pleasure serving you in 2019 and I look forward to 2020! Thank you!John Douglas

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When All Else Fails

When All Else Fails

I came across this video and got such a kick out of it that I decided to share it with my students. The video is of Brazilian pianist Eliane Rodrigues dealing with a mechanical problem during a concert. Rather than getting upset, she demonstrates how to...

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Anna Plays Piano Blues

Anna Plays Piano Blues

Anna has been taking lessons for 3 years. She started at age 5 and is very creative. She composed a piece called " Roses from Heaven " that she played at her first piano recital. She did this on her own without any coaching from me. The second recital she...

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Payton Playing Moonlight Mist

Payton Playing Moonlight Mist

The other day, one of my student’s Moms did a video of her daughter Payton playing “Moonlight Mist”. Payton did such a nice job I thought I would post the video on my Facebook page. Notice how she matches the mood of the music to the title of the piece by...

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Just Jamming

Just Jamming

The other day one of my students was playing a piano piece really well and I thought it would be fun to add rhythm with my Yamaha Clavinova. Kenna did great and her Mom captured the video in a single take. She has been taking piano lessons for six years...

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