"Pyramid Power is the best of every song in the galaxy!"

Zia, age 8 (student of Jason Sifford, Iowa) 

 

It all started with my first love, the piano.  From making up stories on the keys with my mom while swinging little legs on the piano bench,  music has ballooned into a life beyond my wildest imagination.  I still weave those musical stories, but I now share them with students and teachers across the country and around the planet.  Best known are my piano publications, though I have ventured full steam ahead into the realm of band, orchestra and vocal music.  I do enjoy writing my own lyrics for song cycles.  My son Nick recently asked me which composition is my best accomplishment through all the years.  This was confusing to me.  My response?  “I haven’t written it yet.”
 

 

Angel's Landing, Zion National Park

Angel's Landing, Zion National Park

Adventure is fuel for the imagination.

Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls

More beautiful than music

Lake Superior

Lake Superior

My soul's home away from home.

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Minnesota glissando!

Sami village in Ostersund, Sweden

Sami village in Ostersund, Sweden

Feed the soul and other creatures!

Daisy

Daisy

Memories of Mom

A secret cove

A secret cove

Jewels of the inland sea

Ancient and now

Ancient and now

Energy and serenity from the beaches of Lake Superior

Take me North!

Take me North!

Who isn't inspired by the colors of Fall in MN?

The beauty of transition

The beauty of transition

Inspiration at my feet

Alley

Alley

My rescue kitty who adores music

Wonderful Max

Wonderful Max

Your spirit lives on in my music

Boomer

Boomer

22 years of companionship

Inspiration!

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