It’s been a long road. 2021 was filled with many surprises. Some were good and some were not so good. My students have pleasantly surprised me by staying devoted to taking lessons. The saga continues with competition pieces, teaching pieces, challenge pieces, new pieces, special song requests, returning students and you name it! I’ll plan […]Read More happy new Year 2022!
Hello students and families. It’s nice to see you again. I took a week off to think about the topic that I wanted to address next. I’ve been busy going green and helping the environment. I’m still figuring out how to tie it all together for music making. My students are doing amazingly well. I […]Read More Serious Fun
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
One of the practice directions that my students feel most challenged by is the one where they are asked to “sing/say the words and play.” Sometimes students just outright refuse to sing and play at the same time. I usually try to encourage them to hum, whistle or recite the words just to have something […]Read More Sing and Play