When the student is ready,

the teacher will appear.

– Zen proverb


Zen and the Art of Piano is dedicated to my first piano teachers: Patricia Reeve and Robin McCabe.

Many teachers try to shape you into their image; each of these extraordinary mentors guided me toward an understanding of myself, to a musical language that only I could speak.


I owe everything to my teacher

because he never taught me a thing nor explained anything to me. 

– Zen Master