Tell us about yourself:
I am a 60-year-old married woman living in the Los Angeles area. We have two grown daughters: one is a restauranteur in the Hamptons, NY (Calissa is the name of her gorgeous restaurant in Water Mill!) and the other is getting her Master's at the University of Cambridge in England. I am a voracious reader and have been teaching piano and writing piano instruction books for 32 years! In the last months since Covid-19 hit our area, I have been teaching piano online using Facetime, Skype and Zoom. It is a great way to teach and to connect with my students while staying safe!
Area of knowledge and what I know well:
Piano instruction for adults over 50, and I'm a music and cognitive science researcher. Check out my fun piano books here: https://www.upperhandspiano.com/
Certificates/Awards
I studied philosophy and music at UCLA in the late 70s/early 80s.
I was a film composer in the 1990s-2000s (see my website GailiSchoen.com)
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I wrote songs in the 80s but lately I just write songs for special occasions like a friend's birthday, etc. For 10 years I composed background music for films and documentaries, which is a whole other skill set. These days I mostly arrange music for ...
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I'm glad to know that you're comfortable with the mattress wedge. I'll give it a try.  I hate the idea of constantly trying new meds. The surgery seems not too invasive. Why aren't they suggesting it do you think?
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Wow how fun! Good luck in your contests!
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I have from saffron I bought in Cambodia. In what dishes would you add saffron? 
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I think of it as my truly golden years. Living in London, playing and recording music was such an incredible experience. You write lyrics I see? 
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I wrote songs in the 80s but lately I just write songs for special occasions like a friend's birthday, etc. For 10 years I composed background music for films and documentaries, which is a whole other skill set. These days I mostly arrange music for ...
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I'm glad to know that you're comfortable with the mattress wedge. I'll give it a try.  I hate the idea of constantly trying new meds. The surgery seems not too invasive. Why aren't they suggesting it do you think?
UpperHandsPiano 07-28-2021 08:26 PM
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Wow how fun! Good luck in your contests!
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I have from saffron I bought in Cambodia. In what dishes would you add saffron? 
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I think of it as my truly golden years. Living in London, playing and recording music was such an incredible experience. You write lyrics I see? 
UpperHandsPiano 07-27-2021 07:56 PM
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I wrote songs in the 80s but lately I just write songs for special occasions like a friend's birthday, etc. For 10 years I composed background music for films and documentaries, which is a whole other skill set. These days I mostly arrange music for ...
UpperHandsPiano 07-31-2021 12:59 PM
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I'm glad to know that you're comfortable with the mattress wedge. I'll give it a try.  I hate the idea of constantly trying new meds. The surgery seems not too invasive. Why aren't they suggesting it do you think?
UpperHandsPiano 07-28-2021 08:26 PM
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Wow how fun! Good luck in your contests!
UpperHandsPiano 07-28-2021 08:18 PM
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I have from saffron I bought in Cambodia. In what dishes would you add saffron? 
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I think of it as my truly golden years. Living in London, playing and recording music was such an incredible experience. You write lyrics I see? 
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