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There are basically two steps to being good at anything.

  1. Practice
  2. Repeat step one

The trick is practicing right and concentrating on the details. Once you master the small things, the big picture comes into focus on it's own.

I've been composing and playing jazz piano professionally since 1989. Music has given me a lifetime of experiences and opportunities to enjoy life. I'm poor as dirt, but I enjoy my life!

My first jazz piano mentor was Marc Seales, the jazz piano professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He's a good "real world" teacher in that he teaches you to teach yourself - the way it is in real life. He is also one of the top monster players in the world. His blues and gospel background comes out in his bop playing.

I highly recommend the UW jazz program. Look for Marc's recordings- he is a monster player with a blues and gospel background.

One of Marc's philosophies has been a reason why I've enjoyed any sort of success at all: take care of business first then there is time for play.

Piano for Adoption Scam

This scam is still going around, beware!

Piano for Adoption, Free Baby Grand, Free Piano, it's all a scam.


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Please take a look at the warning article I wrote about "Free Baby Grand Piano Scam" because this scam has gained new traction. There are different subjects in the email that gets sent out, such as "Piano for Adoption", "Free Baby Piano Give Away", and similar subjects.

Report gmail fraud here:

Warning! These are ALL scams. They will ALL ask you to pay for shipping for a "free" piano. 

Too good to be true, right? That means it IS too good to be true.

Don't get caught. Report the scam to the FBI and Gmail (or whoever they are using email through) and help stop this.

Just a note, the scammers will send pictures if you engage them. Usually the pics will be of an innocent grand piano in someone's living room, no doubt taken from Craig's List or something. Pictures like this:

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