2021 has begun with a BANG!

2021 has begun with a BANG! I am so excited to share that we've just enrolled our 61st student at Pickering Performing Arts & Entertainment!  

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find …

Curiosity Conquers Fear

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” — James Stephens

You Have Brilliance in You

Midweek Inspiration: Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant.

There will always be someone out there who needs what only you have to give because you have brilliance in you. Your contribution is valuable, and with it…

Merry Christmas! 

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

They say the family that plays together stays together! Enjoy this little jam session I put together with my wife, Amy, and daughters, Arabella and Arianna this morning during Christmas break.


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Twenty One Life-long Benefits of Learning Music (infographic)

Twenty One Life-long Benefits of Learning Music

For some, music is a hobby. For others, it goes beyond the profession and is a lifestyle. In all cases the theoretical and practical knowledge and experience gathered along the way shapes the…


Monday Motivation: “Success requires both urgency and patience. Be urgent about making an effort, and patient about seeing the results.” - Ralph Marston


Feeling the sting of a failure? Fantastic!

Monday Motivation: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill 

This is one of my favorite quotes because it is true for everyone who has ever pursued their dreams…

50 Students!

I am so excited to share that we've just enrolled our 50th student at Pickering Performing Arts & Entertainment! 

Here's a little trivia: 

· My closest students live across the street from my home studio 

· My most distant students…

Music Heals

There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.

You should have seen her smile! 

You Should Have Seen Her Smile!

I have a piano student who is on the spectrum. She loves video game music.

All of my students get to choose the songs that they want to learn to play, sing, produce, etc.

Monday Happy!

Monday Motivation: “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.”  - Anonymous