New Chops!

Hey, Milwaukee! I miss you a lot! I’m hoping that all things piano are still superb in the wonderful oasis of art that is Milwaukee. I’m sad to say that we recently lost one of our talented digitating wizards when Adam Baus packed up and moved to Minneapolis. At least he’s not too far away. […]






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Addio, senza rancor

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this post. I have been putting it off, more or less in denial of the news I bear. But the time has come. Three of Milwaukee’s absolute finest pianists are moving on. Sad for Milwaukee, sad for JJPlays, but good news for the communities that will be receiving […]






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Organic Addition!

JJPlays.com is going organic! We’ve had some folks on the Milwaukee Pianists list who dabble in organ, and some who are as gifted at the organ as they are at the piano. Now we have another additional keyboardist keyboardist whose primary instrument is the pipe organ. Please check out Jose Miguel Sanchez! You can hear […]






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AWESOME new link

I have used this site before. I cannot believe I haven’t put it up under the Wonderful Websites. It won’t be long now before “WW” has to have subheadings, which makes me extremely happy. Keep ’em coming, dear peeps! I’m copying the entire “about the collection” here, just sos to make sure y’all read it. […]






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One more thought from Bill Hindin

A tip from my vocal coaching of singers: ALWAYS, be honest. Never “perform.” Your audience can smell a phony a mile away and will not respond to a “performance.” (in the sense of “performing” a song with no emotional understanding or connection) Reach them with honest emotion. Imagine each audience-member as a one-to-one conversation. Do not be afraid to […]






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Time, Music, and ICE SKATING!

Music lovers of Milwaukee, introducing JJPlays.com latest new addition to the pianist’s directory: Craig Bodoh! Fanfare! Craig wears a lot of hats. He’s an organist, a pianist, a liturgical musician, a Certified Master Life Coach, a Time Management Trainer, AND a Professional Skating Coach! Yowza! So, the next time you need some one to play organ for […]






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Jokes from the John is BACK!

Oh, yes! I know there has been weeping and gnashing of teeth, but fear not — the jokes are back! And the blog portion of the site is about to get bigger, better, and more interactive. For now, feast your eyes on this short beauty about going to the john — what could be more […]






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