Welcome Back–It’s been a long while. Welcome back to my students from three or four years ago as well as those coming back from the pandemic pause. My, oh my, how you’ve grown. I was remarking to a colleague that many of my students don’t listen to me. I let them facilitate their own growth. […]Read More Welcome Back Piano
Is there such a thing as contemplative music making? Sure–one might say. I once had someone tell me that when I play it sounds worshipful. I was not quite sure what they meant, but I did check my heart to see if I was worshipping in some way. You may know that I recently became […]Read More Contemplative Music Making
I’m almost thoroughly convinced that my students will change the world one day. I hope they all do well in their lives and that music making can someone be a part of their days…everyday. I recently had a conversation over tea with one student. She is thinking about going to law school. I asked her […]Read More Change the World…Mentally
So excited–It’s Monday. We are nearing the month of June. My students are moving right along in their music making. No recitals again this year; however, my students still seem to be doing okay with remote learning. Music making by Wolfmother, Nintendo, Roblox and Mario Brothers games music and random song requests are still all […]Read More Chords Coffee Environment
Hello. This past week has been an amazing week of helping students learn new music definitions. It’s new to them at least. I love seeing the looks on their faces on Zoom when they realize how to string together pronunciations, abbreviations and definitions. It seems that they feel relieved when they know what the options […]Read More Mezzo What?!