Hey friends,

If you missed the last video on the “30 days of piano” group, definitely check it out. I’ll be doing live 30-minute lessons for every day in September, and it’s going to be a lot of fun!

In today’s video I explore some common questions I’ve been receiving about the program. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me (ally dot pianotv at gmail dot com).

And if you’d like to register for the course, please click here for more information!



Hi all!

Today’s video is all about the live course that we’ll be doing from September 1 – September 30, 2018. It’ll be one live video lesson each day with PDFs and other goodies. Everything is explained in the video, so be sure to check it out.

Register here 

I’ll open access to sign up on Monday, August 27th. When you’re able to sign up I’ll be sure to let you guys know via YouTube live – and you can also check the website. The sign-up period will be between Monday the 27th to Friday the 31st. On September 1st, we hit the ground running!

You can access the mentioned Beginner’s Guide PDF here.

All live videos will happen at 6pm Saskatchewan time (-0600). But no worries if you can’t make it at that time, or are unable to attend live every day – all the videos will be recorded and posted (my goal is the same day).

Stay tuned for the next video, which will answer some of your questions about the course.



Bach and Handel are often tied together in a discussion of Baroque music – they were both masters of music, both German-born, both wildly popular – and they were even born the same year, in 1685.

We’ve already done a brief history video on Bach, so definitely check that out – he’s one of my favorite composers. But now it’s time to get into the history of Handel.

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Recently we did a performer spotlight video on Glenn Gould, who is legendary when it comes to recordings of Bach – but unfortunately, he’s been dead quite a while.

I thought it would be fun to spotlight a performer who is alive and well, and who got her start on YouTube – Valentina Lisitsa.

We’re going to discuss her background, her journey as a musician, playing style and recordings, as well as some controversy. Let’s get into it!

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Since it’s currently summertime, I wanted to take this opportunity to delve into The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, specifically the “summer” movement.

This is a Baroque-era concerto in a set of four concerto, each with its own season/theme: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

This will be a long-running series – each season I am going to examine the corresponding concerto, finishing with Spring next year, the most famous of the set of concertos. Today we’ll be specifically talking about the genre “program music” and how “Summer” demonstrates it.

Let’s get started!

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