I teach because I want children going off into the world feeling confident, knowing that hard work, practice, listening, trial and error, failure and success has earned their own “thumbs…

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“Why does someone with your credentials teach? Especially beginners?” This is the question I have repeatedly been asked over the years, quite a bit lately, so I thought it deserved…

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As artists, musicians, composers, writers we all thrive in creativity. Studying and understanding what came before us gives us inspiration, the reason it is so important to familiarize ourselves with…

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“But this is not the sickness unto death. Fulfillment comes from bringing forth that which is within you, connecting to that which is greater than you, everywhere, that which is…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s interesting how much our focus determines our reality, and what we perceive as “truth”. St. Patrick is known because he apparently drove the snakes out…

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“On the Nature of Daylight”, a beautiful work by Max Richter. Aside from the phenomenal composition and playing, it reminds me of the duality of all things. Daylight shimmers with…

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It’s hard to know where to start with Mozart. In such a short life he created such a multitude of glorious music! His birthday truly deserves much more of a…

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For Max Bruch, one of my favorite composers, Happy Belated Birthday! I loved learning his Violin Concerto in g minor when I was a teenager, have had the pleasure of…

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Footprints in the Snow… all music on some level is based on either a song, a dance, a story, an image or landscape. There is very little that is truly…

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For my students, one of the joy’s of music is the understanding it brings us, through study and performance, of other cultures, ancient and new! I looked for instrumental settings…

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