Tag Archive for Piano

Making music side by side

Pianists, think back to your first experience playing the piano alongside another.  For me, it was at home at age eight, sitting on the bench of our just-delivered Kawai upright with my mother.  At that moment, I knew nothing about …

Key People: Robert Vandall, Part 1

Robert Vandall

Robert Vandall

Crystal Desch and I recently interviewed Robert D. Vandall by phone.  Robert Vandall is one of this country’s most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music.  He and his wife, Karen, operate a thriving independent piano studio …

Key People: Randall Faber, Part 1

Randall Faber

Randall Faber

Today we introduce a new series to the Pepper blog, Key People — interviews with some of the most inspiring composers, educators and pianists in today’s keyboard community.  Last week, my colleague, Crystal Desch, and I had the …