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I can answer general questions about playing the piano, playing technique, and piano literature.

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I have played piano for over forty years. I have taught private piano. I have also played in church. I am especially interested in the piano as a music ministry. I have also written several compositions for piano.


I'm a past member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers.


Making Music Magazine Newsletter of the Illinois Country Music Association


BA, Behavioral Science, Oral Roberts University (1975) MA, McCormick Theological Seminary (1980) I have had courses in Music Appreciation, Music Theory, and in Hymnology

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Recent Answers from Joel Bjorling

2017-04-03 Piano passion project:

To be a professional pianist, you need a teacher who will help you develop your skills.  A teacher needs to be like a football coach because professional playing requires technical skill and discipline

2017-03-12 King piano info:

I checked online about King upright pianos.  I don't see them in the Blue Book which lists most pianos, but I found that the King Piano Company was founded by Arthur J. King in Sheboygan, WI in 1901.

2016-12-18 dynamics and piano:

I like an acoustic--or a "regular" piano--rather than a digital one. I learned on an acoustic and they seem more natural.  I'd say that dynamics are more natural than with a digital.  Digital sounds are

2016-10-29 physical:

It seems to me that doing physical exercising and practicing the piano are different things. With physical exercise, it's more stressful and can use more of the body.  I can't see that one should wait

2016-09-16 Trowbridge Piano Co. identification:

The most I can find about Trowbridge Pianos is that the company was founded in 1888 in Franklin, MA and that they had better quality pianos.  I saw an earlier allexperts posting that said that s Trowbridge


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