Growing up in the world of classical music, my life revolved around that word: Discipline. The fact that I needed it, whether or not I had it, my peers who obviously did have it, those sad, talented kids who just didn’t have it (“what… Continue Reading “The Secret to Having Discipline (also known as fake it ’till ya make it)”
I loved everything about this past holiday season. I mean, remember this? We had our first real Christmas tree, my family came out from Chicago and the weather was perfect, and there was even an epic battle-to-the-finish Monopoly game. Paul and I had some… Continue Reading “Battling the 3 B’s….and Winning!”
I can’t believe I’m already on month 5 (F-I-V-E!!!) of my (year-long) 30-Day Focus Project, and I have to say, it has been an AMAZING experiment for me. The clarity I have found in identifying the 12 most important areas of my life… Continue Reading “January 30-Day Focus: Blogging”
Hello, and welcome to 2018! I had a great time with my family here in Bermuda and it has been so wonderful to slow down, relax, and spend some quality time with friends.(and also my couch!) As I mentioned in this post from… Continue Reading “3 Things to Leave Behind in 2017”
I get asked about 50 times a year by my non-musician friends and family members what an appropriate gift would be for their child’s violin/piano/clarinet teacher, so I thought I would post a few ideas. You will notice one entire category that is missing… Continue Reading “Holiday Gift Guide for Your Kid’s Music Teacher”
What would you do if I handed you a $100 bill? I once had a student who started cello lessons with me when he was 5 years old, and he LOVED the cello. He loved playing the cello, he loved practicing the cello… Continue Reading “The $100 Bill”
Ahhh November. Here in Bermuda, November is a tricky month. For instance, yesterday was 78 degrees and sunny. Today, I’m wearing jeans and a sweatshirt hoping Paul will be inspired to build a fire and bring me a cup of tea.