George Winston Live in Livingston County!

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♫Our Piano Mascot, Winston’s Name-Sake is Performing Live in Livingston County! ♫ YES, I’m going! ♪George Winston Concert♪ -Dec. 8, Saturday @7:30 Location – Hartland Performing Arts Center, 9525 E. Highland Road, Howell, MI 48843 Tickets – $35 and $50 Information – click here “Innovative, Celebrated, and accomplished, Winston is the real deal.” — RAB, […]

Get Out of Your Own Way:Finding your Heart in Art

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     On Monday, I heard this: “Get out of your own way!”  My own way that’s what it is!  It is me that is stopping me.  It is me that speaks doubt into my own heart, even as I encourage others.   It is me that tells myself, “You aren’t good enough.  You know you […]

Winter Wonderland Christmas Album!

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Merry Christmas!  Santa (a.k.a. Tyler Floyd, proprietor and audio engineer at Summit House Studios) secretly set up equipment, recorded and posted a recording of your child on Bandcamp.com.   Tyler is a recent Audio Engineering graduate, alumni of Floyd Piano Studio, and a wearer of many musical “hats”.  He is establishing his mobile recording studio here in […]

Nervous Nellie

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With a Christmas Recital coming up, I’ve devoted these past two posts to stage fright, performance jitters, etc.  Call them what you will, but nerves are a very real part life! Hi ‘Piano Parent’, I can relate to Nellie on so many levels.  If you doubt this is true, check out my last blog post […]

Raw. Real. Unfiltered…Thoughts on Performance

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I hate performing.  No, scratch that.  I really like to perform but it scares the {expletive} out of me.  There I said it.  I’m not good enough.  Someone will judge me.  After all, I should be a flawless pianist.  I’m a teacher aren’t I? The Back Story There’s always a back story, huh?  Here’s mine. […]

Halloween Piano Performance Workshop

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Activities to Scare Away Stage Fright! The Addams Family and ‘Cups’ Rhythm Games + More A Halloween Recital Trick or Treat fun $5 fee (at the door – $10 per family cap) + 1 Bag of Trick or Treat candy per student (30 piece bag)  [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label=’GOING?’ type=’checkbox-multiple’ required=’1′ […]