Pianist and composer Robin Meloy Goldsby is the author of Piano Girl, Rhythm, and Waltz of the Asparagus People. Her six solo piano recordings have attracted a small but loyal following of piano enthusiasts around the globe. Explore this site to discover more about Robin’s books and recordings, to read her monthly posts, to download her electronic press kit, or to find out where she’ll be performing live in the coming months. Sign up for Robin’s newsletter using the contact form on the right.
A Note from Robin
Break out the champagne, pour yourself a bucket-sized Blue Hawaiian, order the balloons, light the candles, and set a bowl of smoked almonds on your cocktail table. We’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of Piano Girl: A Memoir. This month, join me in a trip down Piano Girl lane with my new essay, “I Am Not Tom Wolfe,” or check out the Piano Girl excerpt, “Life from the Other Side of the Steinway.” Anyone in the business will tell you—working musicians have a million stories, little gems that, with a bit of polish, make for great cocktail party chatter—vaguely amusing anecdotes that cause people to giggle or guffaw or shout out, “You really should write a book.” So I did. For better or worse I selected a handful of my finest and most idiotic moments and whipped them into a readable froth. I wrote Piano Girl because I love musicians. We lead noble lives, worthy of stories. We keep going, we keep playing, because we have something to say. In a fragile world, musicians remain, in so many ways, unbreakable. Good for us. Happy Anniversary.
Your Piano Girl,
Robin Meloy Goldsby’s Magnolia celebrates the arrival of spring. With her relaxing, refreshing, and beautiful arrangements Robin offers the listener forty-five graceful minutes of skillful solo piano. Full of optimism and gentle power, her original compositions echo the subtle change of seasons, while her interpretations of familiar melodies reflect the passing of time. Her music […]
The “Piano Girl” journey continues. “Waltz of the Asparagus People” follows the hero of “Piano Girl,” Robin Meloy Goldsby, and her family to Europe, recounting their adventures and frustrations as they learn a new language, adapt to a new culture, and find new friends. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and always insightful, Goldsby’s lyrical stories reveal […]