101-Year-Old Pianist

Posted by Piano Mother on 9/3/2020 to Inspirational Stories

A love of music-making can surpass almost any difficulties.

How to Improve Piano Playing Skills

Posted by Piano Mother on 4/21/2020 to Learn To Play Piano
Tips on how to improve your piano playing skills

What a Wonderful World Piano

Posted by Piano Mother on 3/30/2020 to Popular Songs
What a Wonderful World - piano played by Piano Mother

Merry Christmas 2018

Posted by Yoke Wong on 12/23/2018 to Christmas Songs
Holiday greetings from Piano Mother

Carol of the Bells Piano - Ostinato Pattern

Posted by Yoke Wong on 10/23/2018 to Christmas Songs
As we approach Christmas season, I was inspired to remake a Christmas video lesson that I shot a few years ago. This lesson features a popular Christmas carol, Carol of the Bells. Originally a Ukrainian song, this carol was composed in 1914. The carol has since been arranged and performed in many different genres such as jazz, classical, rock, pop, etc.

Ballade Pour Adeline - Richard Clayderman

Posted by Yoke Wong on 10/7/2018 to Popular Songs
If you, too, grew up listening to piano music in Asia, chances are you have heard of Richard Clayderman. A few of his famous piano pieces include Ballade Pour Adeline, Marriage D’amour, Nostalgy, and many more. His music is considered standard repertoire for pianists who enjoy playing modern ballad music.

Beyond the Sea (La Mer) Piano

Posted by Yoke Wong on 9/13/2018 to Piano Chords
Some of you may have heard of an romantic French song “La Mer”, this song has since been re-arranged into many modern arrangements.  The version that captured my heart is the love song called “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin.

I Dreamed A Dream

Posted by Yoke Wong on 7/17/2018 to Popular Songs
To be honest, the first time I heard of this song was on Britain's Got Talent 2009. Susan Boyle made her angelic musical debut when she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" beautifully back then. You should have seen Simon Cowell's reaction when he heard of Susan's rendition of the song. 

And I Love Her Piano Lesson

Posted by Yoke Wong on 6/7/2018 to Piano Lessons
Learn to play And I Love Her, a well-known music by Paul McCartney and John Lennon

Greensleeves - Piano Improvised by Howard

Posted by Yoke Wong on 8/15/2016 to Inspirational Stories

I received an email from Howard Nguyen (Sydney, Australia) recently. He graciously allows me to share his email with others.

Dear Yoke

Firstly, let me thank you for giving me so much pleasure with the piano music. Without you and your courses, I would still be in the dark and let me explain : about 2 years ago (when I was 65), I decided to learn piano, after a few weeks I almost gave it up as it was so difficult with the “conventional classical sheet music style”. Considering that I knew nothing about music theory nor any musical instrument at that time, I thought that piano playing was too hard for me. Then I came across YOU in the youtube, your style and teaching were so encouraging and I decided to follow you. I have purchased several DVD courses and have used them over and over again and I still do that as every time I watch the DVDs they teach me something new. I reckon the DVDs will last me for a life time.

Secondly, I want to say that your teaching is so clear and easy to follow. Your DVD courses are the best for piano improvisation. I enjoy creating my own music as you would expect me to do in improvisation, all thanks to some of the skill and techniques you teach in your DVDs

 

I would love to meet you one day and if I am closer to you then USA- Australia then I would become your student so that you can polish my techniques and tech me more skills. However music has no boundary and I feel I am closer to you than you would imagine !!!!.

Once again thank you and I trust you would allow me to mention your name in my Youtube postings. I will post more songs, but please have a listen to the following songs and give me your comments.

Regards

 

Howard Nguyen

Sydney. Australia

Here is the YouTube video posted by Howard



Below are the piano courses Howard studied