Archives for : July2015

Our Dean produced a short video –

You may not come to Samford or maybe you will – but here’s a nicely done little intro to our Samford School of the Arts; click here.

Playing Mozart’s Piano Pieces as Mozart Did

Is anyone out there working on Mozart? Do you like physics? Dance? Movement in performing? A very interesting article relating these and other concepts together to create more stylistically accurate renditions of Mozart’s keyboard music. See this article.

Strategies for Learning Pieces Faster

Just found this and thought this might be useful, interesting, and is based on research; click on: Practice Strategies.


We’re excited about our son and daughter-in-law’s upcoming piano program in Sonoma County, California! We will be there as parents/grandparents and also assisting in the teaching of a number of master-classes. See this recent newspaper article article. Also, check out the pianoSonoma website.

Piano Maintenance

During the 2015 PACMI, we had one session talking about piano maintenance. But there is so much to remember and to learn about that you might enjoy reading about maintenance tips here, a section on the Piano Technicians Guild website.

Mary Poppins

Anyone in the Birmingham area might consider seeing Mary Poppins at the Red Mountain Theatre, running through August 2. Click Mary Poppins to see an article on this production.

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Congrats to Shea!

Just learned that former piano student Shea Summerlin (recent SU graduate, entering Pharmacy School at SU, and former Miss Samford) has just been selected as Miss Centerpoint – which will enable her to be in Miss Alabama next year. Congrats to Shea!

Shea Summerlin