We Teach Boogie Woogie Piano!

In June, Cheri presented at the Minnesota Music Teachers State Convention, “Teach Boogie Woogie Piano,” a curriculum developed at Sykes Piano Studio. The presentation concluded with this boogie woogie mashup from our 2020 Recital by young student Dana. At our studio, Boogie Woogie piano is a winner with students of all ages and levels!  

My new gig with the Emerson Avenue Band!

I’ve just joined the Emerson Avenue Band as keyboardist! A big 12-piece R&B band (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars).  First outing was last week at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, playing for a huge crowd of dancers.  I think everybody is overjoyed to be out mixing it up again and enjoying live music.  What … Continue reading “My new gig with the Emerson Avenue Band!”

First wedding piano gig in over a year!

Here at the beautiful Lumber Exchange Building downtown Minneapolis on Hennepin Avenue, playing my first wedding in over a year.  Feels good to be back at it!  Their special request for wedding piano is Brandi Carlile’s “I Belong to You.”

Wedding at Mpls Golf Club

Played a beautiful ceremony plus jazz piano cocktail hour at the Minneapolis Golf Club yesterday.

Wedding at a Beautiful Chapel

Served as wedding organist at Northwestern College’s lovely Nazareth Chapel, June 30, 2018. The Wedding Processional from Sound of Music, plus some George Winston on the grand piano. It was hot in the organ loft, but otherwise delightful!

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