Serious Fun

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 […]

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Welcome Back Piano

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. […]

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Contemplative Music Making

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 […]

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Sing and Play

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 […]

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Imagine that…

It’s Friday…Good Friday. We are wishing you a very “hoppy” and happy Easter weekend to those who celebrate. I was out and about in the New York City area recently and it seemed that many shoppers were getting ready for a barbecue celebration. They were purchasing grills, charcoal, lighters, lighter fluid and paper plates. It […]

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