How to Further One’s Piano Skills

One thing I enjoy as an artist, is hearing back from the fans. Whether it’s the first time or the tenth time. I love getting their feedback and questions. This question comes from Richard in California, who found my music on CalmRadio.com. He asks the following: “I know someone who plays piano by ear. He… Continue Reading…

The 2016 Enlightened Piano Radio Award Show

(Pictured from back row:  Helene Lorentzen, Lynn Tredeau, Jennifer Thomas, Cathy Oakes, Sherry Finzer. Front row: Isadar Thibodeaux, Cory Lavine, Dan Chadburn, Tron Syversen, Christoph Pagel, Steve Rivera, Joseph Akins,  Judson Hurd, Atilla Gibson, Donovan Johnson) In October of 2015, the Enlightened Piano Radio award show took place at Carnegie Hall in New York, City.  This… Continue Reading…

“Are you good enough?”

Recently, I had a unique conversation with a gentleman from out of town. We shared each other’s backgrounds and talked about my music.  My years touring with Young American Showcase and about releasing my album. He asked me how long I had been playing for and I told him about 35 years.  I mentioned I… Continue Reading…

Do You Like Roller Coasters?

Ever been on a roll coaster?  The first time I’ve ever been on one,  was when touring with Young American Showcase.  Our band was in Texas during the spring of 1991.  So one day, when we had a break from the action,  we went to Six Flags Over Texas.  It was a blast and will never… Continue Reading…

Album in Alumni Magazine

This past month was an exciting time to have my album mentioned in the Alumni Creativity edition of my alma mater’s magazine. You may recall I received my B.A. in music and sociology from St. Lawrence University. This edition showcased sculptors, poets, composers, a potter, and also a photographer whose grandmother’s marbles (pictured here on… Continue Reading…