Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mark Diamond -- an up and coming "gem"...

Mark Diamond, Baritone
If you have never heard of this young man, you will soon. Mark Diamond is the nephew to my sister and is an up and coming baritone soloist. What a powerful voice! I am typically not a huge fan of opera, but when he comes to the Houston Grand Opera to perform this fall I will be there!

Please take a listen and enjoy the gift of this young man's amazing voice!

If you are in the Houston area, and would like more information about the Houston Grand Opera or wish to purchase tickets to any of the shows, please CLICK HERE.


Monday, March 21, 2011


And the winner of the giveaway contest for Chord Piano Is Fun is:


Congratulations to Lisa, and I will get in touch with you to arrange getting you a copy of Chord Piano Is Fun!

Thank you to everyone for commenting and joining, and I would like to offer a discount of Chord Piano Is Fun to followers of this blog: The 193 page book will be available to you for a limited time for $18.95 instead of $24.95. This will be available until March 31. You can go to to purchase this book. It is also available as a download for $13.95.

Thanks again for following and commenting on my blog, and God bless!  Hope you come back to visit again soon!



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Only a FEW DAYS left to enter!

Hey, everyone! There are only a few days left to enter the free giveaway contest for Chord Piano Is Fun! Contest ends on Sunday night, March 20...


Friday, March 4, 2011


Thanks for coming to my blog site! And because you are here, I am offering a GIVEAWAY CONTEST for a free copy of my book, CHORD PIANO IS FUN!

CHORD PIANO IS FUN is the perfect book for the person who has played piano in the past, but wonders, "What have I done with my piano?"  (And this doesn't mean that it's hiding somewhere.)  Maybe you walk by your piano every day and wish that you could remember something that you learned when you took piano lessons all those years ago.

OR, this book is for the current piano student who wants to learn how to play popular music, learn to play by ear, or learn to write music.  It also teaches you how to play the blues!

OR, this book is for the piano teacher who is looking for JUST the right book to teach your students how to play chord piano and learn to read lead sheets or chord charts.

If you are any of the ABOVE, then this book is for you!

Here are a few reviews:  

I have to tell you that I have only made it through three lessons so far and I already feel so successful! This is fantastic!

Danny, Portland, Oregon

"Chord Piano is Fun" really is fun. I took piano lessons when I was a teenager, and again when I was in my forties, (I am now in my eighties) but I am so poorly coordinated I could never get two hands together. Both times I gave up before I really learned to play anything. Now I do a mean rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In", and other recognizable pieces. This is something I can do so I am grateful for this book and wanted everyone to know!

Myra, Clear Lake, Texas


Max's book came yesterday, he opened it this afternoon when he got home from school and he's pretty much been play ever since! =)"

Leigh Ann, West Virginia


As a seasoned piano/vocal teacher, I have been looking for a book to teach a chording method without having to write it myself! This book is exactly what I have been looking for!  Read more...

Laura Beasley, Music Teacher, Mandeville, LA


Don’t you just love it when someone else does all the hard work and puts together a systematic approach to teaching something that is just the way you would do it? Honestly, it’s pretty rare to find something that’s a perfect fit, but T.K. Goforth has done just that with her book, Chord Piano Is Fun!  Read more...

Natalie Wickham, Music Matters


"Chord Piano is Fun!” is the perfect resource for those that long to play piano but can’t seem to make sense of all those black dots on the page....This book is very well put together and the kind of resource that I wish existed when I first desired to play piano in my teens....Read More

Marty Nystrom
Songwriter and Author



This is an EXCELLENT book to have for your music library or if you want to learn more about how music is made up and how you can make more of it yourself!  And, you can WIN copy free for yourself or a friend!    

Here's what you have to do (BOTH of the items):

1. Become a "FOLLOWER" of this page to the right by either "Google Friends" (see "Stalk this Page via GOOGLE FRIENDS") or Networked Blogs.  (You'll need a Google account if you follow Google friends, but if you already have a Gmail account you are set.  If not, it will lead you through the process.)


2. POST a comment about the book in the comment section below. (BE SURE to click on the pink link "Subscribe by Email" to the right of the POST COMMENT button to get updates via email and to know if you have won!).  Please make sure your comment "takes", but checking the comment section below after sending your comment.  If it doesn't please try again.

This contest will last until Sunday, March 20. The winner of the drawing will be informed on Monday, March 21.

I will contact you via this blog if you are the winner, so be sure to follow! I will be using a random count generator to pick the winner.

ALSO, if you enter, you will be able to purchase Chord Piano Is Fun at a discount and I will give you all the details after the contest.  So enter even if you don't think you will win!

I will need at least 20 comments and follows in order to offer this giveaway, so be sure to tell your friends!!! Good luck! And, I'm looking forward to your comments! (Comments can be posted right below the "Share The Love" bar... Click on the link that says Comments with the number of comments made.)

God bless,