Posts Tagged ‘Play Piano In A Flash’

Having fun in piano classes

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Hopefully, you are not bored with the whole talk about piano lessons, but, I cant help myself.  For the past few weeks I have been having the joy of teaching a few  guys in  our group lesson on Play Piano in a Flash by Scott Houston on Tuesday nights.

I can’t tell you how delighted I am with the fact that these guys are really learning to play and doing well at it.  Several weeks ago when we first started with them they were not able to play at all and after 8 weeks or so, they are playing several songs.  Their ability to learn and develop thier own skills has been amazing.  They are understanding just how simple it is to learn to play the piano and having fun doing it.

All of them are at the point in the learning process that they are beginning to pick up things on thier own now  and getting an idea of how to play the piano by themselves.  I am very impressed that they are also able to hear thier mistakes AND fix them on thier own.

Learning is a very simple process, mastering it becomes a matter of practice time and being disciplined enough to take the time and practice.  Just like excercise makes your body stronger, practice makes you more comfortable with the piano keys and the more you practice the better you become.

We have private classes through our School of  Music that a person can use the teacher as  a private instructor. Our teacher Marko Paul can lead you in a more tradition style to  understand music in a more tradition way.  I on the other hand break all the rules to make learning a little easier for the adults only.

If you get a chance to enroll in the next Play Piano in a Flash class please do and you can see for yourself just how fun this can be.

Drop by and see us sometime we would love to meet you.

Ric Overton

Play Piano in a Flash Class

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

I am very excited that we are heading  into book two with our Tuesday night group class here at in Mission Valley, San Diego, Ca.


Our group class has begun to grow and tonight we are adding two more to the class.  This is gonna be fun.  So far we have taken adult men that have never played before in their lives and taught them how to play a few songs.  They come every Tuesday night and actually look forward to the class.

We are growing the piano group classes and as it increases even more people are having fun.  This month we introduced the PianoSD School of Music so I know that the summer is going to produce some amazing students and talent.

If you decide you want to particpate in learning-“stop dreaming and start playing” We CAN help you.

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

Ric Overton

Scott Houston at

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Ric Overton and Emmy Award winning Scott Houston at in Mission Valley, San Diego Ca.

Yesterday was a blast with Scott Houston talking about the Play Piano in a Flash classes here at in Mission Valley, San Diego, Ca.

Scott was in town yesterday having done a presentation for NAMM to the Piano Manufacturers Association he asked to come and visit and he and I decided to make an event out of his time here.  He greeted customers and talked to them about the Play Piano in a Flash program and how much fun people are having across the country learning to play.  He emphasized the fun of  learning to play and how simple it is to learn to play piano when you are given the right set of instructions.

As many of you know we also do a Streaming show called Live@PianoSD which you can access through our new website and click on the icon Live@PianoSD .  Scott took the time yesterday to do this with me and it was great to have a small snipet about what he does on PBS every week.  Scott is a 4 time Emmy Award winner and is going into his 14th season with PBS teaching people all over the nation and internationally how to play the piano.

Scott’s love for our industry and his willingness to help manufacturers, retailers promote the music business is fantastic coupled with the drive he has to help average people discover thier dream of learning to play the piano is obvious in his exuberance.  I hope you get a chance to watch the show on Live@PianoSD as well as your local PBS station simply entitled, Scott Houston The Piano Guy or look for Play Piano In A Flash.

Drop by and see us sometime we would love to meet you.

Ric Overton

The New Site Is Up

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Afte many months of work Max of has finished and this is the first post.

As some may have realized by now I am not always the easiest person to understand but, Max was able to see through all the cobwebs and get a great looking site from my mind.  His ability to interpret my brainwaves is amazing.  I don’t know if its a good thing or bad thing (probably the latter)(for him at least) that he can actually read my mind now.

As a result the website is up and running and we sincerely hope you approve.  Take a look when you have a chance and tell me what you think.

In addition to the launch of the new site we are also announcing the beginning of the School Of Music.  We are teaching Scott Houston’s Play Piano In A Flash in a group setting as well as private instruction with our teacher Marko Paul.

If  you have a chance drop by in Mission Valley in San Diego, Ca.  We would love to meet you and show you our Sheet Music Department, the School of Music and the Performance Hall.

See you soon.

Ric Overton

Scott Houston Is Coming To

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Scott Houston Will Be Here With Us On FRIDAY!


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



Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Today is the first day of my new blog. We are making every attempt to help people understand that making music is fun. Our Scott Houston, Play Piano in a Flash classes are growing by leaps and bounds. We are starting a new set of classes next week on Tuesday night at 6:00 and yours truly will be teaching. I’m VERY excited about this class because I truly believe that making music is the answer to lots of problems that we all face everyday.

Lovley’s Music and Gifts are now part of too and business is going really good. Our customers tell us how much they enjoy shopping with us because they like the atmosphere that has been created and how music is the central theme.

I hope that you will come by and visit and that we are able to help you realize your dream of making music or find the right music for you or simply to make a new friend.

Thanks for visiting our new blog and I sincerely hope you will come back often and subscribe to see whats happening new every day.

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