I became a fan of Brooke Fraser back in grad school. I had been introduced to a couple songs from her “What to Do with Daylight” album and found a musician I could embrace. I come back and back to … Continue reading
Studying music is the absolute best thing I ever did in my life. I loved college and I loved graduate school. I thrived in that environment and am so much a better musician for having survived! As wonderful as some … Continue reading
Communication is so important. If I were to go to a ballet performance, there are so many things that I would miss. I know that dancers do little things to help each other. I know that fact but seeing it … Continue reading
I had a moment of complete astonishment when teaching a lesson yesterday. My last student on Tuesday is a 14-year-old intermediate pianist. Last week I assigned him this piece that has a quote of “Danny Boy” in the middle. I … Continue reading
Hi all. I promise that I have some real posts ready to go live later this week. It has been a crazy couple of weeks and I want to share with you some of the news. First, I am opening … Continue reading
Music can truly be a conduit to great emotion. Have you ever had a piece of music that brings you to tears or makes you smile? As a performer, I have had many instances of this happening. I have always … Continue reading
Why do I love being a musician? Um…is this a serious question? I think it would probably be easier to answer the question of those things that I do not love about being a musician. Here is a list of … Continue reading
I admit that I was a late convert to the Lindsey Stirling movement. I can give you numerous reasons for this…okay, not very good excuses. None of these are based on her music. In fact, I put off listening to … Continue reading
I am a huge musical theater fan. I think I always have been this way. I remember going to shows with my parents growing up and feeling so excited. I have my favorites and I am adding a new show … Continue reading
I am a huge music nerd. I suppose that is not a huge surprise to hear. Well, I am always on the hunt for fabulous, new music and new artists to enjoy. A couple of years ago, I happened upon Elizaveta. She is a classically trained musician and is so fabulous. Monday, her new single dropped. I am including the SoundCloud file for your enjoyment. I am also going to include a couple of my favorite tunes by her. I think you should all take a listen to her over and over and over again. I definitely want to see her perform live. I think that she is indeed a performer – check her out, you’ll understand. Performing with her would be an incredible, incredible dream.
Hero (her new song)
Odi et Amo
Without You (Cover)
So, what artists do you enjoy listening to and anticipate their new music? Who is on your bucket list to see live?
Peace and Love (and good music),
The Mad Pianist