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    ❤ *|FNAME|*, this is perfect for Valentine's | Impress & delight your partner with a romantic musical adventure ❤
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    Vancouver was merrily getting on with spring and then this happened. Poor little flowers didn’t know what hit them. #primula #primulas #flowers #plants #naturephotography #nature_perfection #nature #naturegram #naturelovers #nature_shooters #flower #flowerstagram #horticulture #garden #gardening #gardens #beauty #photography #photo
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    Posting the opening minute of the music for this video I threw together quickly. It’s an improvisation I did just last Sunday using my synthesizer to control some new orchestral sampled sounds I’m exploring. The HALion Sonic orchestral library isn’t even considered high quality but compared to what I’ve had access to before this is a big step up. What’s really exciting is how much expression and subtlety is possible without any post production on the recorded sound. I'm not sure why it made me think of the the more gloomy and mournful aspects of the ocean, but it did. I went through my photo library and selected a few shots I've taken over the years to partner with the music. #HALionSonicse #halionsymphonicorchestra #dorico #stringensemble #naturephotography #nature_perfection #nature #naturegram #naturelovers #nature_shooters #beauty #photography #photo #ocean #sea #seaside #oceanside #seawall #orchestration #improv #improviser #instamusic #instapiano #UnderThePiano #CraigAddy #pianoman #pianoplayer #pianomusic
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    Ocean Song I'm excited about these sounds. Especially because they were an unexpected bonus that came with a free 30 day trial of Dorico, a new software application for professionally typesetting music. Dorico comes with a playback engine and a library of orchestral instruments. The playback engine lets composers and music engravers playback the music they have typeset in the program and hear that all sounds as it should and create an audio file for potential performers to listen to. The music for this video is an improvisation I did just on Sunday using my synthesizer to control the orchestral sounds that came with Dorico. I am shocked at how much expression and subtlety is possible without any post production on the recorded sound. I'm not sure why it made me think of the the more gloomy and mournful aspects of the ocean, but it did. I went through my library and selected a few shots I've taken over the years to partner with the music. #HALionSonicse #halionsymphonicorchestra #dorico #stringensemble #naturephotography #nature_perfection #nature #naturegram #naturelovers #nature_shooters #beauty #photography #photo #ocean #sea #seaside #oceanside #seawall #orchestration #improv #improviser #instamusic #instapiano #UnderThePiano #CraigAddy #pianoman #pianoplayer #pianomusic
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    ❤ This is perfect for Valentine's | Impress & delight your partner with a romantic musical adventure ❤ Do you and your partner like to experience romance and connection in new ways? Do you and your partner enjoy unique unforgettable experiences? Are you delighted by beautiful piano music? An Under the Piano session on Valentine’s Day fulfills these desires. Seriously, if this is a match for you and your partner, you will make a big impression. The Couple’s Package is a great option for this special occasion. It includes your private piano concert, wine or champagne for two, and a recording of your custom one-of-a-kind musical composition created just for you during the session. Learn more about Under the Piano and available options at https://www.underthepiano.ca #valentine’sday #valentine’s #romantic #romanticexperience #romanticgift #impressive #impressovegift #musicalgift #pianoimprovisation #SpontaneousComposition #newsong #piano #grandpiano #composition #improv #improvisation #instamusic #instapiano #instasound #UnderThePiano #CraigAddy #pianoman #pianoplayer #pianomusic #pianosolo #originalsong
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    Our Farewell Music Oasis is Friday, Nov 23rd, 2018 - 12 to 1:15pm. If you have enjoyed our offerings in the past, this is your invitation to join us for a special farewell Music Oasis. We’d love and appreciate your participation. We are sad to end this wonderful adventure in this magical space, but it is also time to take stock and plan a new future for the ensemble and Music Oasis. We learned so much, honing our skills as improvisers and musicians. St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church. Burrard at Nelson, Vancouver, BC
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    A return to teaching piano I’m loving teaching piano. I resumed teaching 2 years ago. New discoveries about myself and what really interests me about teaching music have emerged. Focus on the process rather than the goal I’ve always known the value of focusing on the process rather than the goal. Until recently, I’ve never been acutely curious about the distinction between the two when teaching piano. It’s important to have goals and I’m all for them but if a goal is really big it can quickly seem unattainable. Goals can transform from a delectable dream to a brooding burden. Suddenly, that goal can seem miles away and this can be accompanied by an inevitable and growing disinterest in practicing. Unfortunately, practicing is the only pathway to the goal. What I mean when I say “Process” When I say process, I actually mean a stream of small goals which you can imagine happening and which you know you can attain. A small goal is something you can see yourself achieving very soon, like you can almost reach out and touch it. In order to learn and progress, an optimal small goal still takes some effort to achieve, but not so much that it becomes too daunting. Focusing on the process is more like achieving one small goal and then the next and then the next until one morning you wake up and discover you’ve achieved a big goal. Dr. Doug Lisle, an Evolutionary Psychologist, brought this idea to my attention very powerfully and it is he that had me look more deeply. “All major achievements are nothing more than a bunch of small achievements. There is no such thing as a big achievement.” There’s a golden reward When you focus on the process, this reward is perhaps even better than achieving the goal. In fact, you’ll get that reward even if you fail to achieve your big goal. That reward is self-esteem. I’ll address this my next blog post. Interested in Piano Lessons? Are you one of those people who regrets quitting piano early? Perhaps you regret never getting the opportunity to learn piano. Contact me if you want to explore this further. Website: Learn more about my piano teaching here • email: Craig@UnderThePiano.ca • Phone: 604-662-3053
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    It’s been eons since I logged onto Periscope to do a live performance. Tonight, I returned. #SpontaneousComposition #newsong #piano #grandpiano #composition #improv #improvisation #instamusic #instapiano #instasound #UnderThePiano #CraigAddy #pianoman #pianoplayer #pianomusic #pianosolo #originalsong
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    Celebrating my 🎉 Birthday with 🎹 Piano Creations 🎶 An excerpt from my second piano improv. This week, I received an unexpected gift. I was nominated for a Luxury Travel Guide Award several weeks ago and this week I discovered that I won and I’ll be listed in the 2018 guide. I still don’t know who nominated me, but thank you. This is an international award. I was nominated for the Spa & Wellness section of the guide and was voted the best Unique Wellness Experience of the Year. Thank you to the countless friends who sent me birthday greetings and wishes. The best thing I can think to do to celebrate my birthday is to do something I love - that would be playing the piano and improvising. A great gift for me, if you feel so inclined, would be to think of someone you know who would absolutely love Under the Piano and send them to my website (www.UnderThePiano.ca). It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and and a select group of people know they want it instantly. Help them find me so thay can enjoy my gift. #SpontaneousComposition #newsong #piano #grandpiano #composition #improv #improvisation #instamusic #instapiano #instasound #UnderThePiano #CraigAddy #pianoman #pianoplayer #pianomusic #pianosolo #originalsong #birthday
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    Join Howard Meadows (clarinet) and Craig Addy (piano) for 75 minutes of incredible improvised, or rather spontaneously composed, music this Friday, April 6 from 12 noon to 1:15pm. Will take you on an uninterrupted journey through many moods and emotions - these are applause and conversation free events which allows listeners to really sink into a deep meditative musical experience. This excerpt is a spontaneously composed piano solo from our March 23rd event. Music Oasis with the Quiet Hearts Ensemble here in #Vancouver at St Andrew's-Wesley United Church. #SpontaneousComposition #improvisation #newsong #piano #clarinet #recorder #grandpiano #organ #pipeorgan #composition #improv #instamusic #instapiano #instasound #QuietHearts #MusicOasis
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    It’s daffodil time. #daffodils #spring #springiscoming #springtime #flowers #plants #naturephotography #nature_perfection #nature #naturegram #naturelovers #nature_shooters #flower #flowerstagram #horticulture #garden #gardening #gardens #beauty #photography #photo #pianist #pianoplayer #pianoman #musician #composer #improviser
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    This beauty presented itself in Mom's garden this morning. Daylilies (hemerocallis) get their name because the blooms last precisely one day.