I was recently very proud of my brother Jared, a decorated Marine Corps Colonel, a wonderful husband and father, and generally great guy! He gave a speech on the topic…

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If ever there was a greater act of power, beauty, grace, knowledge, and ease I have never seen or heard it. A life-long learner, Yo Yo Ma has performed and…

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Music crosses the language and cultural barriers that often make communication difficult. I cherish my experiences as a performer and as a listener. This music, from Steve Reich, performed by…

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From a great master, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) performed by equally impressive musicians reminds me that as artists we must always continually strive to…

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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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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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