Erich Lieth - Piano Improvisation
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- All music is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments. -Walt Whitman

My piano improvisation features original compositions and fresh interpretations of popular songs, traditional tunes, blues, jazz standards and Latin music. The music can provide relaxing background for a restaurant or dinner party, or it can be high energy and dancable. I perform improvisational music in combinations ranging from solo to sextet. The world-beat jazz band One Sun is one of my special offerings. You can listen to examples of some of these combinations on my samples page. Occasionally I also perform solo keyboard improvisations at screenings of silent movies. View a listing of upcoming and past performances on my schedule page.

I am also a founding member and keyboard player for the Latin band Saludos Compay, which has its own web site.

I have a music teaching studio for individual instructon in a variety of keyboard styles ranging from traditional classical to many kinds of popular music. My emphasis is on enjoyment of music making and mastery of techniques. I help students of any age develop skills and encourage them to perform well at their particular level, rather than demanding flawless perfection at all times. I also teach improvisation to students of any age on any instrument. Let me know if you're interested.

Click here to see a March 13, 2009 article in the News & Observer about my performances of improvised music for silent films.

Click here to listen to a report by WUNC's Rose Hoban about music and memory loss including an interview with me (12/29/2006) about music that I do with the elderly participants at Charles House in Carrboro. Rose won the best health news of the year award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas for this piece.

To find out more, explore this site and contact me at:

PO Box 7, Carrboro NC 27510


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