Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas, my dear Friends! May the yuletide spirit fill your heart and home with an abundance of mercy, contentment and harmony. I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart and thank you for being with me and for your much appreciated support! May the new year bring you and your families all the blessings of life. Stay safe and healthy and don’t lose courage. My best wishes to all of you!
I don’t have any Christmas-related tutorial for you this year. I’m sorry. I have a different surprise! Some of you know that I also play the piano. Not professionally, I just like to play. I thought I would learn something for you and record it. Of course, I started too late, and I didn’t learn it properly, but that’s what I can show you so far.
Those of you who are professional players (I know you’re there!), please forgive my amateurish mistakes.
I’m sure you will recognize this song. I arranged it my way, but it’s easily recognizable. I hope you’ll enjoy it! (It’s best with headphones).
On the last day of 2022, I will randomly pick two members of my school who will receive my original watercolor paintings. Only members who will have active and paid subscriptions will take part in this draw. The lucky winners will be announced on this page on December 31, 2022.
I will contact the winners via email. Each painting will be shipped flat, sandwiched between two sturdy boards, unframed so that you can touch it, feel the texture, observe closely, and eventually maybe frame and mat according to your taste.
The first winner will receive the Anemones painting.
The second winner will receive the Dog Rose painting.
We have the Winners!
This is beautiful Chris ! Thank you for sharing your music with us, you are a man of many talents. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family .
Wow, Chris, that was absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your performance with us! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Beautiful Chris. A very Happy Christmas to you and your family too.
This is absolutely stunning! The beauty and depth you achieved, just like your painting, stellar! Thank you so much for sharing another tender part of you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. And a hope for a Bright and Beautiful New Year for you!
Oh my goodness. This brought tears to my eyes. And of course you also made it visually appealing with your beautiful candlelit piano. 🕯️Your playing is tender and emotional… not all pianists play with emotion – that makes the difference between average and exceptional. Thank you so much for this beautiful gift. I hope you enjoy your visit and thank you for sharing all of your talents with all of us!!
Truly enjoyed this! You are an amazing young man!
Chris, that was beautiful! I will listen to you playing the piano many times this holiday. What a wonderful gift. Thank you very much. I’m so happy to hear you will be spending the holidays with your family. Nothing brings comfort like family time. Do you take Ptys with you? If so, that must bring smiles to everyone! May you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
You are so creative! Lovely arrangement. Merry Christmas.
Wow, beautifully played! Lifted my spirits 😊 Hope you have a lovely Merry Christmas.
That was beautiful and brought a tear to my eyes, you are so talented Chris. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year.
Beautiful and heartfelt, Chris. “Carol of the Bells”, a Ukrainian Christmas carol, is so appropriate for today. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thank you so much, Chris. It will be played many times over the holidays. I love your paintings on the piano instead of the music. After all, your paintings are your music, too.
Beautifully done! Wishing you and yours a happy and peaceful Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Bravo,Chris!!! Wishing you help, health and happiness this coming year…
So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent! Happy Holidays to you!
My Dear Chris,
What a splendid rendition of “The Carol of the Bells,” one of my favorite of all Christmas musical selections. You have deftly combined your heart and soul by way of your talented hands to produce a deeply satisfying listening experience not at all unlike the many visual art projects you share through the year. It continues to be a great honor for me to now add enjoyment of your musical work and progress in it to that of your many extraordinary works of art.
It is a relief to know that you are celebrating Christmas with family and that it appears everyone is safe. Make time to enjoy each day and create many memories from the events you experience. Most of all, keep hope alive for better days soon to arrive!
I send you a strong hug and will continue to be
Always a friend,
Dave in California
Chris, what a wonderful Christmas surprise you have given us! Carol of the bells is my favorite song and your rendition of it is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your song. May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and a happy new year. I’m glad you’ll be home with your family.
Beautiful! Wouldn’t it be lovely to hear this when shipping rather than the discordant Christmas music we hear everywhere at the moment! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family! ❤️
You’re a man of many talents, Chris. I absolutely love this piece and thanks so much for sharing. Wishing you and your family a very merry and peaceful Christmas season filled with loving memories. I look forward to painting with you again in the New Year.
Oh wow Chris, you’re a man of many talents, you played this absolutely beautifully. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
So beautiful. You made my day !
Thank you Chris for the beautiful music on your piano. It brought me joy and almost tears, so beautifully done.
Thank you for all the work you do providing us with tutorials and motivation.
You’re an awesome teacher!
Merry Christmas 🎄 wishing you peace, health and happiness 🎄
Chris, this literally brought tears to my eyes! I myself am trying to learn how to play the piano. I may be getting too old to learn new tricks, but am giving it a go! You’re brought me inspiration! Always, Terri!
Thank you Chris this was beautiful. Wishing you also a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2023.
Chris, this is so beautiful! It brought a tear to my eye, and I’ll be listening to it again and again. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Wow! so beautiful and heartwarming. Thank you so much!
Wow! That was so beautiful! Thank you so much!
Thank you for sharing your piano playing it was wonderful!! I hope you had a very merry Christmas!
Thanks a lot, Chris! I’m not a musician, and I must admit that I didn’t know this song. But your play touched my heart very deeply and moved me to tears.
You are such a generous person!
I wish you all the best for this upcoming year, that all your dreams might come true, but above all: Stay healthy!