The Woody Guthrie family of musicians included Arlo Guthrie. Both July birthdays and both part of an history musical legacy. Here is our #OTW celebration!
Styles of Music
Wow! It was no secret that Mozart and his dad simply didn’t like Italians. His colorful name calling and, later, a change of heart…
45-minutes 30,000 notes in your brain No wonder he looks exhausted! Always baffling to so many concert goers: How do concert pianists remember all those notes? Do they mess up much? Check out this Huffington Post piece and get some interesting insight! And Happy Friday!
Horace Silver (September 2, 1928-June 18, 2014) passed away at the age of 85. He penned one of our favorite tunes, “Song For My Father”. A lot of our piano students have been learning it lately. Steely Dan based their hit “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” on the bass riff […]
We just wanted to take a moment and welcome a new member to our team! Stephen Bent! He will be teaching piano, voice and beginning guitar on Monday’s at Off the Wall! You can learn more about him here https://offthewallschoolofmusic.com/stephen-bent-piano-voice-beginning-guitar-and-ukulele/
It’s not quite a marimba they built out in a forest, but how it makes its sound is similar. In this awesome Japanese commercial, a rolling ball plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.
This extremely talented (and rather unusual) cellist/singer/songwriter, Ashia Grzesik, went to school for music at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA! Ashia took classical voice and cello lessons, even played with professional symphonies, before she went to perform in the theatrical, cabaret style with Cirque du Soleil in Vegas.
It has been said that composer Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) had extraordinarily large hands. If you ever attempt to play one of his extremely difficult piano pieces, you might agree. He not only had little regard for any “normal” musician’s hand size, but also just loved ultra-fast notes in rich, multi-part […]
Rock piano / guitar / band + symphony = WHOA! If you live in Seattle, you probably know how awesome our Seattle Symphony is! Not only do they perform masterpieces from Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, etc. etc. etc., but did you know they also have a popular music series with performing […]
Home Run for Music Education Test your famous composer knowledge while you play Beethoven Baseball, or challenge your memory with Music Match! This website from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has lots of kid-friendly Classical music info and activities.