Thursday, June 28, 2007

How to Play Trouble by Coldplay

This is a re-podcast of how to play the first few measures of the song "Trouble" by Coldplay on piano. It was originally recorded in May 2006. If you find the lesson helpful, below you will find links to buy recordings and sheet music for the song "Trouble" from iTunes and Buying music from these links will donate a small portion of the sales to me, your friendly-neighborhood piano teacher!

Coldplay - Parachutes - Trouble
Buy Coldplay's Trouble from iTunes for $0.99

Buy the music video of Coldplay's Trouble from iTunes $1.99

Click here to buy the Coldplay Parachutes music book which contains "Trouble" from

Click here to buy the Coldplay Parachutes digital sheet music which contains "Trouble from

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Alone in the Ring

I originally posted this in December 2006 as a "How-To-Play..." video. This short piano piece is entitled "Alone in the Ring" composed by Bill Conti. It was featured in the "Rocky" movies that my dad used to take me to as a kid.

Rocky Balboa - The Best of Rocky - Sheet Music

Friday, June 08, 2007

Piano Duets with Kimberly Dreisbach

Originally recorded in the summer of 2006, Mario Ajero talks with Kimberly Dreisbach about some of the benefits of piano teachers and students playing duets. He also plays some duets with Kimberly and his student, Shawn Chambers, from a series called "In Recital: Duets" edited by Helen Marlais. The duets include: "Serenade" by Franz Schubert and arranged by Edwin McLean, "Simple Gifts" - a Shaker melody arranged by Kevin Olson, and "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin and arranged by Kevin Olson.