My years of piano training.


A piano dropped on one’s head isn’t fun unless your in cartoon town.

Piano playing 101

My piano playing stories.

I started playing piano in 1996. At that time I was 6 years old and fighting a brain tumor. Someone mention to my dad that learning a music instrument would help keep me from focusing on the treatments and stress of the brain tumor.

So after asking me what I wanted to play I was introduced to Glenna Zinni who is an amazing teacher. At age six your not really focused on everything about music you just want to play awesome kid songs and be cool. Okay, at least that’s how I thought of it. Glenna didn’t say she couldn’t teach me because of my visual impairment.

I was soon learning scales and able to pick out melodies by ear. Around age 12 I moved down to Missouri and gave up playing piano. In 2011 I moved back to Washington and contacted Glenna for more lessons.

I’m now training my ears back up to what they should be. I say it’s been a fun road of learning and keeps one sharp in the mind. Glenna calls me her problem child for the simple fact I bring in punk rock songs which are clearly meant for guitar. I of course figure that if it can be played on guitar it can be played on piano, right? Glenna has this really detailed and correct reason why my way of thinking is wrong. I’ve learned to never argue with a person with a music degree about musical theory.

Performances

This will be where I put recordings of my playing… Currently I have nothing that is good quality.

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