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Expertise

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

Experience in the area

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.

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

Publications

Making Music Magazine Newsletter of the Illinois Country Music Association

Education/Credentials

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

2017-03-12 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

2016-03-08 piano:

Marie, I'll be glad to answer your questions.  Thanks for asking.  (1) You best maintain a piano by playing it, keeping it tuned, and keeping it clean.  You probably should get a piano tuned every few

 

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