Archive for March, 2010

Chris Acquevella and Nate Jarrell Live @

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

nate_chris_365x274Last night was an incredible night.  I could not believe how cool these two guys were and the talent they have.  To listen to these two guys perfection in sound was unbelievable.

Chris works with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Nate has his own teaching studio.  I met Chris last  year as we began our relationship with the Youth Symphony and it has been a really good relationship.  We supply pianos for thier performances in thier various venues.

Chris teaches as well as Nate and it really ties in very nicely to what PianoSD does.  Marko and I have been working very hard to fill our group classes as well as the private classes that Marko has.  The response has been overwhelming and I am actually quite surprises myself.  The new Play Piano in a Flash classes has three folks that have never played before and it is such a joy to watch them begin the process of learning.

If its time to start learning to play or you have a friend that might be interested in learning to play send them to us and we can help.  Including Organ or children with special needs.

To get to the show for last night click on the link and watch Chris and Nate.  You will enjoy this.

Stop by the store sometime and say hello, we would love to meet you.


Chris and Nate


Thursday, March 4th, 2010

When I first had the idea of (along with some others) I really wanted to underscore the fact that music should be fun and exciting.  All of my life music has been an extension of my mood and personality.  Sometimes quiet and blue other times very emotional and most of the time very up tempo and exciting.  I had not thought of helping others feel what I had felt most of my life.

Last year we began the School of Music.  It immediately grew to an acceptable number and we have been working as status quo for about a year now.  Last month for some reason I had more people than usual question me about our lesson program and how it works.  I answered the questions and it was not until someone expressed to me that their life long dream was to be able to play the piano that I realized status quo was no longer enough.

This brings me to the present.  Marko Paul has done a fantastic job teaching people to play the piano.  I have even taught a few classes myself and had an absolute blast doing it but, now I see that “enough is simply NOT enough”.  Many people are wanting to learn to play the piano and understand music so, we are giving music and music lessons an all out push.

Play Piano in a Flash is one of the classes that we are teaching in a group setting.  It is written by Scott Houston “The Piano Guy” on KPBS.  He plays the piano and teaches the piano in a televised class that he has won four emmys for.  We are his exclusive franchise in San Diego County and have been working with him for over a year now.  I am so excited about this because i get to teach this “easy to learn” class of adults.  We just began a new class last night and it is going great.

Marko is teaching mostly private classes and one on ones with younger and older students and his classes are really growing.  We are considering now a young man to add to the teacher line up and after talking with him last night I cant wait until we are all on board together.

As we are learning and teaching I will add more workshops such as the history of music, the origins of musical instruments and perhaps “how a piano works” class that I get to teach.  I love this class because it is about my real passion.

If you are considering taking piano lessons……..NOW is the time.  In Scott Houston’s words:


Drop by and say hello sometime, we would love to meet you


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