Pianist, Teacher, Arranger, Composer
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"My dream has finally come true! I get to play Mashed Potato Clouds." --Logan, 2nd grader Logan had heard her older brother play Mashed Potato Clouds, and she loved it! More than a year later, I suggested that she might...read more
"Hey, Mr. Light!" I heard a voice yelling in the distance. I was waiting for a traffic light at a busy intersection. My car window was down. It was a gorgeous day. The voice came from somewhere off to my left. I scanned the streetscape for several seconds...read more
"I'm struggling to inspire your son to practice," I confided in the father at our end-of-year parent conference. I was putting a lot of time and effort into finding music the student would like, but practice was minimal and progress was limited. "Do we...read more
Incognito, a jazz nocturne, is a piece I've discovered only recently, but I loved it from the first time I played it. With its haunting G minor melody and flashy 16th note riffs, it's just fun to play. It's been an easy sell for several of my...read more
I'm a grown man who just drove to Kroger for the sole purpose of buying . . . gummy bears. After midnight. Drove to Kroger. Two blocks away. Didn't even walk. (There might be hooligans!) Grown man. Gray hair. Gummy bears. I blame my friend, Chris, whose...read more
Six-year-old Elliott sat down at the piano and started improvising when she arrived for her lesson yesterday. She was doing it so musically, I suggested we turn on the camera and make up a duet together. "Use black keys," I told her. Later, I notated the...read more