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What is YOUR personal mission in life?

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:
 
 

Who Are You? (Getting to Know Yourself)

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:

Perspective IS Everything

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:

The World is Full of Possibilities

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:

Be Thankful for God's Art...

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 by Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
I believe in God, so I believe that without God I am nothing. I am grateful for God! Every day we have the opportunity to show our gratitude for life, for blessings, for talents, knowledge, experience, and for all we have seen, heard, learned, and done in life. We can even be grateful for problems, pain, sorrow, sadness, trials and tribulations, and every obstacle we...CLICK HERE to read more!

How to Play the ii-V-I Jazz Chord Progression

 
 
 
 
 
 
Theory Tip Tuesday™ - Having FUN with the ii-V-I Jazz Chord Progression" (Tuesday, January 28th, 2014). Watch more videos by Jerald Simon on his YouTube page: https://youtube.com/jeraldsimon
 
Every Tuesday I come out with a new "Theory Tip Tuesday™" video where I teach piano students (and piano teachers) music theory - the FUN way! I focus my piano video lessons on three main areas: (1) Theory Therapy™, (2) Innovative Improvisation™, and (3) Creative Composition™. All of my music books focus on these three areas.
 
 
Click on the image below to download the FREE PDF exercises Jerald demonstrates in this video:
 
Having FUN with the ii-V-I Jazz Chord Progression - by Jerald Simon (Music Motivation): http://musicmotivation.com/funwithjazzchords
 
Check out my piano music books (e.g. Cool Songs for Cool KidsCool Songs that ROCK! and many more titles) at this link: http://musicmotivation.com/musicbooksbyjerald. You can download all of my books as sample PDF books by clicking on the covers of each book.
 
Learn more about Jerald: http://musicmotivation.com/jeraldsimon
Purchase Jerald's music on Amazon:
Purchase Jerald's music on CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JeraldSimon

Monday Motivator with Jerald Simon on January 27th, 2014

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 by Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
It's okay to want to soar like an eagle, but sometime's we have to start by coasting like a seagull! We all set goals for ourselves, or at least we all should if we don't already. Sometimes, however, we set too many goals or...CLICK HERE TO READ ON

How to Motivate Piano Students to Play the Piano (especially teenage boys)

 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is a video from a workshop I did last week at Day Murray Music, for piano teachers in Utah. The workshop was on "How to Motivate Piano Students to Play the Piano (especially teenage boys)".
 
 
At the workshop I introduced the teachers to some of my piano books (primarily the "Cool Songs for Cool Kids™ Series™", and the "Cool Songs that ROCK!™" book). This video is an hour and a half long, but I made the video much shorter than the actual workshop (which was over two and a half hours long). I want to thank Day Murray Music for having me come do the workshop. I'm excited for the next workshop at their store! Please feel free to share this blog post with any piano teacher, piano student, or parent of a piano student for some fun ideas on motivating piano students (especially teenage boys)!
 
Down below I am including all of my books as "Sample PDF" copies where you can play through most of the pieces from all of my books (at least the first page or so), to test the book and play through the pieces. Let me know what you think of the fun cool piano solos I have created from my Music Motivation Series to motivate and inspire piano students (and piano teachers) with fun cool music that excites, entertains, and educates!
 
 
FREE Piano Resources (FREE Piano music, FREE Piano Exercises) by Jerald Simon and published by Music Motivation - http://www.musicmotivation.com/resources
 
These are all sample PDF books. To download these "sample" copies, simply click on the cover of the book below. If you would like to purchase any of these books, they are available in two formats: PDF versions of the books for a standard flat price of $4.95, and The Physical Copy (spiral bound) version of the books.
 
Cool Songs that ROCK (book 1) by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - visit   Cool Songs that Rock (book 2) by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - visit this site to download a sample copy: http://musicmotivation.com/freebooks
Cool Songs that Rock (1)   Cool Songs that Rock (2)
                                                    Coming Soon!
 
Cool Songs for Cool Kids (primer level) by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - http://musicmotivation.com/freebooks   Cool Songs for Cool Kids (volume 1) by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - - http://musicmotivation.com/freebooks   Cool Songs for Cool Kids (volume 2) by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - http://musicmotivation.com/freebooks   Cool Songs for Cool Kids (volume 3) by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - http://musicmotivation.com/freebooks
    Cool Songs (primer)           Cool Songs 1                Cool Songs 2                    Cool Songs 3
 
Triumphant by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation   Sea Fever by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation - http://musicmotivation.com/freebooks   Hymns of Exaltation by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation   Jazzed about Jazz by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
          Triumphant                     Sea Fever                Hymns of Exaltation       Jazzed about Jazz
 
Jazzed about Christmas by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation   Jazzed about 4th of July by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation   Variations on Mary Had a Little Lamb by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation   An Introduction to Scales and Modes by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
Jazzed about Christmas    Jazzed about 4th of July    Variations on Mary    Scales and Modes
 
The Music Motivation Goal Book by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation
Music Motivation Goal Book
 
 

How to Improvise Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on the Piano

 
 
 
 
 
 
Theory Tip Tuesday™ - Not Your Grandmother's "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star!" (Tuesday, January 14th, 2014). Watch more videos by Jerald Simon on his YouTube page: https://youtube.com/jeraldsimon
 
Every Tuesday I come out with a new "Theory Tip Tuesday™" video where I teach piano students (and piano teachers) music theory - the FUN way! I focus my piano video lessons on three main areas: (1) Theory Therapy™, (2) Innovative Improvisation™, and (3) Creative Composition™. All of my music books focus on these three areas.
 
 
Click on the image below to download the FREE PDF exercises Jerald demonstrates in this video:
 
Not Your Grandmother's Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jerald Simon (Music Motivation): http://musicmotivation.com/funwith5thintervals
 
Check out my piano music books (e.g. Cool Songs for Cool Kids, Cool Songs that ROCK! and many more titles) at this link: http://musicmotivation.com/musicbooksbyjerald. You can download all of my books as sample PDF books by clicking on the covers of each book.
 
Learn more about Jerald: http://musicmotivation.com/jeraldsimon
Purchase Jerald's music on Amazon:
Purchase Jerald's music on CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JeraldSimon

Monday Motivator with Jerald Simon on January 13th, 2014

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 by Jerald Simon - free piano music at http://musicmotivation.com/resources
 
There is always light after every dark storm! We all have good days and we all have bad days - that's part of life! Some are better than others and, unfortunately, others are worse than we'd like or care to acknowledge or often accept. During our difficult times, we all hope for better times - because that keeps us going. It gives us the bigger picture and...

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