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Piano lessons

Autumn is coming, and with it comes a new piano teaching schedule. I'm accepting new students now.

I work with a wide variety of ages, musical tastes and learning styles, with special attention to creativity and enjoyment in playing. Individual…

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Songwriting season

In four hours I'll begin my now-annual three-month songwriting marathon. Want to watch my progress, or perhaps join me in the challenge?

http://www.fiftyninety.fawmers.org/

In Banned Wagon news, we now have a Reverb Nation page. Do stop by and check it…

Back on the Wagon

No World Tour of Iowa this summer, but Banned Wagon is getting around in 2011, playing anything from the local VFW fish fry to the big Midwest Renewable Energy Fair up north. We'll be doing our first studio recording this…

For the sixth consecutive year ...

I'm taking part in February Album Writing Month, the annual challenge to write 14 songs in 28 days. If you're interested in songwriting and aren't already fawming, come check it out! http://www.fawm.org

(Making a video with fellow fawmers in 2008…

Anthologized

I'm honored to be included in Phil Norman's fantastic new album "Four Februarys"  with our co-written song "Changed My Name". 

You can download the album at http://rockstarphil.com/fourfebruarys/.  If you like, there's a handy donation link there for February Album…

New videos up

I've been adding some videos from the "Two Johns and a Nancy" show we did on December 10, 2010. You can check some of them out on my YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nancyrost.

Back from the Tour

Yes, the Banned Wagon tour happened, and it was great fun. For now I'm going to link you to this blog: http://www.msa-ps.com/?pid=273 More to come soon, I hope -- including some awesome video we shot around Iowa. We have a…

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Thanks to the initiative of my friend Andrew Nath, I've joined a band. We've been calling ourselves Bandwagon, or, more recently, Banned Wagon. It's a six-piece, performing a variety of covers (Americana, reggae, pop and rock) and originals by several…

Mad Toast Live podcast

I had a blast at my guest appearance on Mad Toast Live on November 10. Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines were fantastic hosts, fun to talk with and to jam with! I got to try out a couple new songs…

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Cerebral Surprise

You never know where you're going to find yourself online. New Music Express has posted a video of my song "I Fell Into a Giant Brain" in their very special Giant Brain edition. Context, such as it is, here: http://www.nme.com/artists/giant-brain

Likely Stories reviewed on Indie Music

By Dan MacIntosh The Likely Stories trio makes intriguing chamber folk music. Surprisingly, there is a lot of variety contained within this relatively limited genre categorization. Although Dave Schindele sings lead on "A Matter of Time", this is mostly a…