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Bernstein Young People’s Concert: Anatomy of an Orchestra

June 28, 2020

Leonard Bernstein: Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Educator I have long admired Leonard Bernstein, one of the most important figures in music in the United States. Best known as the first American music director of the New York Philharmonic, his commitment to the arts, to children, and to education are practically unparalleled.…

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A few thoughts on music and teaching…

June 27, 2020

A few thoughts on music and teaching… Music is a creative medium, which allows performers to establish and emotional and spiritual connection with both the music they play and perform, and with their audience. This connection is intimate, personal, and transcendent. A musical composition comes alive only through performance. Once…

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Deep Thoughts About the Value of Worthy Purpose

March 13, 2020

Everything that I have found to be worth doing in life takes time and persistence. As someone, who started studying the violin at the age of two, has done a significant amount of reading and writing, and taken on some monumental projects, I can honestly say that every time, if…

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Fantastic Composers!

February 28, 2020

Amazing morning listening to Ravel and Debussy! Fantastic composers, who pulled together a world of influences into their own unique style. Inspiration to do some hard work practicing and composing today.

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Teaching and Learning

February 28, 2020

Music illuminates our lives! Every day I learn as I teach my students and every day I am blessed to share beautiful music in a community that I love! It’s also wonderful to have so many former students, who are now colleagues, and wonderful role models for my young students.…

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