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Where Are the Places You Want to Go?

Here is my Monday Motivator™ (Motivation in a Minute™) for the week:
 
Monday Motivator with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Here is my Piano Art™ for the week:
 
Piano Art with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
I'd like to begin by quoting the first few paragraphs from the well-loved motivational masterpiece, "Oh, The Places You'll Go," by Dr. Seuss, whose real name, ironically and interestingly, was Theodor Seuss Geisel...READ MORE

FREE DAILY GIVE AWAY - by Jerald Simon....

Sweet Serenity by Jerald Simon - visit http://musicmotivation.com/musicbooksbyjerald to learn more

Sweet Serenity by Jerald Simon
 
I have finished my latest album, Sweet Serenity. It features a heartfelt compilation of original piano solos I (Jerald Simon) have composed. The movement of the pieces from this album reflects a wide range of emotions - peaceful, serene, majestic, somber, and everything in between! The titles of the music not only describe how the music sounds, but more precisely, how the music feels!
 
Here are the piano solos on this album:
 
1. New Age-ish
2. From the Heart
3. Contemplation
4. Chillaxing
5. Dis-Chord
6. Master of My Fate
7. Smooth Sailing
8. Sweet Serenity
 
Visit this link to listen to a few of the piano solos from the album: https://soundcloud.com/jeraldsimon (you can listen to New Age-ish, From the Heart, and Contemplation)
 
The album is available on iTunesAmazonCDBaby, and all other online music stores. You can also listen to the music on Spotify. My music will soon be on Pandora as well (you can listen to my instrumental piece of TRIUMPHANT on Pandora at this link: http://www.pandora.com/jerald-simon/triumphant-single).
 
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To begin promoting this album and the piano music books as well, I will be giving away a FREE MP3 album every day for the next two months (August and September 2014). In addition, every person who is selected (one person per day - every day) will receive all four piano music books of the "Cool Songs for Cool Kids™ Series™" (all of the music from the album are in the books - with an additional 65 + piano solos - beginning level to advanced). To be entered to receive the free album and free PDF book series, do the following three things:
 
(1) Click the Facebook "Like" button at the bottom of this post
(2) Become a Fan on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jeraldsimon) - winners will be selected from my Facebook page
(3) Share this blog post on your Facebook page
 
A new winner will be announced each day for the next two months!

If at first you don't succeed...then keep going until you do!

Here is my Monday Motivator™ (Motivation in a Minute™) for the week:
 
Monday Motivator with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Here is my Piano Art™ for the week:
 
Piano Art with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
If at first you don't succeed...try, try again - and then repeat, recycle, redo, re-plan, recommit, re-examine, re-evaluate, rework, rethink, retrain, and repair what you have done and don't be afraid to do the same thing thousands and tens of thousands of times over and over again! READ MORE

Create Your Own ESTEEM TEAM

Here is my Monday Motivator™ (Motivation in a Minute™) for the week:
 
Monday Motivator with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Here is my Piano Art™ for the week:
 
Piano Art with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
When I was in the 7th grade of our junior high, our school PTA (Parent Teacher Association) put together a group of students - only a small handful - primarily students whose parents were actively involved in the PTA or on the PTA board. My mother, of course, was both.
 
At first, it seemed more like a "cool club" where we...READ MORE
 

You Can Do It! - Never Give Up!

Here is my Monday Motivator™ (Motivation in a Minute™) for the week:
 
Monday Motivator with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Here is my Piano Art™ for the week:
 
Piano Art with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
You CAN DO IT! Don't ever let anyone tell you what you are and are not able and capable of doing, accomplishing, and becoming - unless...READ MORE

Your Positively Positive Thinking Power (Why thinking Positively is SO Powerful!)

Here is my Monday Motivator™ (Motivation in a Minute™) for the week:
 
Monday Motivator with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Here is my Piano Art™ for the week:
 
Piano Art with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Wise men and women have been preaching about the power of positivity since the beginning of time. Here are some familiar quotes on positivity: "We become what we think about." (Earl Nightingale) "The mind is everything. What you think you become." (Buddha). "If you can or you can't you are right either way." (Henry Ford) Then Norman Vincent Peale, in his...READ MORE

Cool Piano Concerts - not recitals - to motivate piano students!

 
I want to congratulate all of my piano students who performed in the concert on Wednesday night (05.06.2014)! You were awesome! Here is a video I recorded of the Improv Jam Session with my student Braden Shillhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQYdAzL7HTk&list=UUh5zf4WEIUj7dOUyWEXBLFQ - At the end of each of our concerts I perform a solo as well (I don't have my students do anything I wouldn't do as well), and then I have an Improv Jam Session where I choose one of my students to perform with me. It is all impromptu without any rehearsing or forewarning. My students never know what I am going to do at these piano concerts...

What Are Your Goals? Define, Measure, and Obtain Your GOALS!

Here is my Monday Motivator™ (Motivation in a Minute™) for the week:
 
Monday Motivator with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Here is my Piano Art™ for the week:
 
Piano Art with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Going for the GOAL? What are goals and why...READ MORE

Identifying Personal Strengths & Weaknesses

Here is my Monday Motivator™ (Motivation in a Minute™) for the week:
 
Monday Motivator with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Here is my Piano Art™ for the week:
 
Piano Art with Piano Music Mentor Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
Everyone has strengths, but everyone, unfortunately...READ MORE

Heaven on Earth - by Jerald Simon...

Jerald Simon (Music Motivation) Playing "Heaven on Earth" from his new book, "The Dawn of a New Age"
 
I want to thank Rachel Trotter from the Standard Examiner for her nice article in the paper. Also, a special thank you to Photographer DH Brown for his photos and video. Thank you both again!
 
The Standard Examiner asked if they could interview me and do a feature story on my books, music, and piano teaching. It was a privledge to meet with the reporter (Rachel Trotter), and the photographer/videographer (DH Brown).
 

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