Paul Kenyon: Links
Blogs I enjoy
- Think Denk
- The header on Jeremy Denk's blog reads: "The glamorous life and thoughts of a concert pianist." He is very funny and a very thoughtful guy. Currently, Jeremy is touring as Joshua Bell's collaborative pianist.
- The Rest is Noise
- A blog written by New Yorker critic, Alex Ross. Lots of interesting news, ideas and opinions.
- This is the link to Cathy Fuller's blog. She is a thought provoking pianist, teacher and writer who is best known for her broadcasts on WBGH in Boston.
People Who Support Me
- Alta-Copy, Print, Design
- Graphic design, CD manufacturing and duplication
Nancy Rapp and her team have been incredibly helpful in helping this fledgling entrepreneur musician get his recordings made and market-ready.
- Burt's Music in Print
- Retail Sheet Music
To perform great music, you have to get the scores. Pepper Burt and her staff have been providing me with incredible service for the last 15 years of playing and teaching.
- CD Baby
- Online CD sales and digital distribution
These people do amazing work, making an overwhelming amount of independently produced music accessible to the masses. Derek Sivers' ingenious business model is so musician-friendly, that it is revolutionizing the way music business is done.
- Eileen Troberman, Alexander Technique
- The teachings of F. M. Alexander have revolutionized my understanding of the way the body moves, whether running, playing the piano or just living. Eileen is not only one of the clearest proponents of the Alexander Technique anywhere, but she is also one of the finest teachers I know in any discipline.
- Piano Trends
- This is a great Chicagoland piano and music store with a wonderful web site. The video links they post of live performances are well worth the visit.
- PLNU Music Department
- “The PLNU Music Department strives to pursue musical excellence within a community of grace.” This is the hub from where most of my playing and teaching emanates. It is a truly wonderful place to work, where I interact daily with some of the greatest people anywhere. Oh, and the scenery is not bad either.
- Spragueland Studios, Peter Sprague
- Legendary jazz guitarist, Peter Sprague, happens to run one of the most prolific recording studios in southern California. Not only is it a most comfortable place to record, but he has a wonderful Yamaha C-7 piano in the studio that is a joy to play. (You can hear it on my CD Delight, Touch and Inspire.)
- Steinway Pianos
- In July of 2005 I had the privilege of touring the New York Steinway factory when I was there to pick out a new concert grand for the PLNU recital hall. There is a reason these instruments are the finest made. The attention to detail, the craftsmanship and the very best materials make these instruments indescribably special.