July 16, 2017

In a few weeks I'll head out to tour in August. I'm really looking forward to

playing and to seeing some old friends. Playing the music from my new release, Hold On, Let Go.


Aug. 5th Montréal, QC -  Dièse Onze www.dieseonze.com My first stop is in Montréal to pla...

July 14, 2017

It's coming up on 10 years since I started singing, or as some of my friends would say.....crossed over to the dark side. Ha!  It has been and continues to be a wonderful experience. At the time I was living in Mtl and had written lyrics to a few of my songs. I would s...

July 12, 2017

Last night I did a fun gig, great band and cool place. When I showed up I found out that there were 2 broken hammers.......Bb next to middle C and another Bb 2 octaves lower. I've been to that club to hear the bands several times, I always enjoy it,  but mostly can onl...

When I was 8, I had a bike accident that took the tip of the index finger on my left hand. I didn't start piano until I was 12, so I've never played with that finger in it's original form. However, I had started the drums that year and remember being bummed that I had...

July 10, 2017


Piano called Paine.  The Paine pianos were made by The Paine Furniture Co. in Boston. They made good pianos back in the day when you could buy anything in a department store. The piano belonged to my great uncle, Leo, who lived down the road from where I was born in...

July 9, 2017

Triads & Diminished Scales

Breaking up Dim. scales into triads, 6th & 7th chords is good clean fun. No really! If you've never done it, you're really not living your best life (tm Oprah). So let's begin.

1st example: Triads

maj, min, dim triads thru the scale.

Notice you g...

July 8, 2017

Hello, and welcome to my new and first ever blog,

Coffee & Scales. I'll be sharing some thoughts about playing, composing, singing, working and practicing.

I thought I'd start by sharing this piece. I wrote "just Believe" in 1995 when I was in NYC. I had received a grant...

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