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,



Miss Leslie said...

Hi TK. What an exciting contest! My copy is in the mail, and I can't wait to get it and try it out with my students. Hope lots of people get signed up.

Wishing you a song in your heart,
Miss Leslie @ Music with Miss Leslie

Anonymous said...

You know I already stalk you because you're so fun, AND I already have the book, but it's a great gift idea, too. Thanks!

leigh ann said...

as you know, my max has been playing the piano with your book since he opened it up yesterday. he's LOVING it. we'd love to win a copy- then one of his brothers could have one! thanks for helping with his interest in playing. =)
leigh ann

Tricia said...

Let's try this again...thanks for doing this, would love my kids to be able to try it out!

Janet said...

Our sweet Anna Pearl took only 4 months of piano lessons, but learned enough (in HER mind) to be able to 'figure out' some of her favorite songs. She's a gifted singer & is self taught on guitar. Her Dad and I are hopeful to get your book in her hands to help her along:)
Knowing YOU, and your success rate & reputation, if we DON'T win a copy, we'll just have to buy one~and WILL, with pleasure!!
Wish us luck!

Susan said...

You are so funny and a joy to follow. I hope I win this contest. I want to play the pIano again.

Kelly said...

What a great way to find out about your book. I will pass the word to friends who are interested in learning this technique. Sounds more fun than the traditional way to learn piano.

awana2nccal said...

Do you think it would help me teach improv to my sax students?

Cindy Vesperman

Sarah Lynne said...

Hello. I am a New Follower from MWBH. Have a great day!! Great Contest!!


Chick of All Trades said...

Hey, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by and sending me your link! I'm going there now to check it out...

Anonymous said...

I'm your newest follower. Thanks for visiting my blog and following and leaving such nice comments. I am now actually Cancer FREE and doing well! The Ocean City trip was awesome, and I do hope you get to visit there. Also following on Facebook & Twitter.
Have a great week!

A Helicopter Mom said...

Looks like a great giveaway! :)

I'm following back on twitter, NB and GFC. Thanks so much.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for following my sister and I. I am following you back on FB, GFC and network blog :-)

Clairebear said...

Hi TK, I am looking forward to checking out your book. My 11 year old daughter wants to learn to play and I hope this will help her also.



Romina Garcia said...

Awesome blog!!
I'm your latest follower on GFC!
Following you from the hop :-)
You can reach me at:

Sleppery said...

Newest follower from The Middle Matters Blog Hop.
Please stop by my blog and return the follow.
Thanks and have an awesome weekend! :)

Chick of All Trades said...

Hey, everyone, so far there are only 16 comments for the Chord Piano Is Fun contest. I need 20 in order to offer this contest...

Sooo.... please invite your friends! Contest ends on Sunday night.

Hazel-Ann La Fortune said...

Great post and great contest! I'm looking forward to seeing who will win. Sadly, I've never taken piano classes before, so I don't think this book is for me, but I do have friends who play a bit, so I'll be recommending your book to them.

Lisa said...

I am totally intrigued by your book. I can't wait to see it.

music therapy said...

This looks like a great method! I'd love to apply this to the work I do! Sign me up!

Chick of All Trades said...

Great! Thanks for your comments! Be sure to become a follower so your name can be entered into the pot!

Looking forward to see who wins!


Rene said...

This sounds great!

angelexcellent said...

I am glad that I found out this blog. This book seems like something that I have been long for and searching for a long time. Hopefully by learning from what is offered inside will be able to inspire me to draw near to music and keep improving.

Chick of All Trades said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone! Looks like we've obtained enough comments to move forward with the contest, so I will inform everyone on Monday who the winner is! God bless!

Chick of All Trades said...

And the winner 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!