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Jon Schmidt – Another favourite pianist of mine

Jon plays some beautiful songs (no, not upside down!):- “Waterfall”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7toBVVK9EA&feature=fvsr “Game Day”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1IvK_rt_wg&feature=relmfu “I Saw Three Ships”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7jZXkxcIgM “Sacred Ground”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OICK1M6s2MQ&feature=related   And with a little help from friends:- “Love Story” (with Viva La Vida) (with Steven Sharp Nelson on the Cello and Bass Drum) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXtVBJDPs6k “Michael Meets Mozart” (again with Steve Nelson): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR94NDIfGmA&feature=relmfu &hellip Continue reading »

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Hal Leonard 40% off piano books

Yes, you read correctly!  I follow along the American Hal Leonard website and google ‘VIP’ occasionally (and visit their website of course).  I did sign up for them but because I am in Australia, they redirected me to Hal Leonard Australia, which isn’t as good. What have they got in America that has me so &hellip Continue reading »

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Jarrod Radnich – Harry Potter Theme

My students have enjoyed watching Jarrod Radnich play his arrangement of the ‘Pirates of the Carribbean‘ theme – to see all the technique they are learning put into action.  Jarrod Radnich also recorded his arrangement of the Harry Potter theme however, he was ‘cloaked’ (you could only see the piano keys moving, not actually watch Jarrod play &hellip Continue reading »

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Laughter Leavens Life…

and makes for an interesting choir or orchestra practice Ahhhh I have the fondest memories of trying to get through a choir rehearsal with a friend whispering jokes in my ear, of the violinist in the chair next to me whispering viola jokes, and perhaps some not so fond memories of receiving a few ‘wet &hellip Continue reading »

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