Daniel Light

Pianist, Teacher, Arranger, Composer

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

"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...

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A Gummy Fiasco

A Gummy Fiasco

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...

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The Secret Word

The Secret Word

“Why is there an army of minions in your piano studio?” No one has actually asked the question, but I see parents looking at all the minions (14, at last count), and I know what they’re thinking. We were preparing for a recital, and I had put lots of...

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