A lot of my clients and collaborators have been on me to write a blog for years, so when better to start than right after an inspiring Grammy Awards Ceremony?!

This page is to serve as inspiration and music education with tidbits and tips on a vast array of topics in the music industry field from performance to practice to production.

Let's kick off with Alicia Keys. 

Did you see her tackle two pianos and sing at the same time? She killed it. This woman is seriously on fire. I love love love how wshe opened with a classic from my home state: Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf rag. One of my favorites to play at parties. She is such a great inspiration to all musicians, especially pianists and singers alike. Check out this video from Billboard to get a glimpse of her jaw-dropping performance. 

Oh and let's not forget about Cardi B's STUNNING pianist! 

This woman STOLE the show. Seriously. She's making big news now and won over my heart. Her name is Chloe Flower and is a classically trained pianist. This jaw-dropping performance landed her a record deal immediately. Talk about prowess! Wow. A great inspiration to practice hard and follow your dreams with music. Classical music is timeless and even finds its way into rap hits and the Grammy's. Playon!

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Thank you @iamcardib for having me on stage with you at the Grammys and for graciously allowing me to add my style of music to yours! #cardib #cardibgrammys #pianist #chloeflower #piano</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/misschloeflower/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Chloe Flower</a> (@misschloeflower) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2019-02-11T03:01:00+00:00">Feb 10, 2019 at 7:01pm PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script>

Check out this article on her from Cosmo:

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/music/a26281609/chloe-flower-cardi-b-grammys-pianist/

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