Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what happened to March. It was February, and now all of a sudden it’s April. Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen this year, okay? At any rate, here are my four book choices for April. The Rules: a new-to-me… Continue Reading “April Reading List”
I’ve never met a (classical) musician who didn’t also teach. Sure, there are times when teaching is put on the back-burner for a time, or maybe even stopped completely. But It is virtually unheard of for a musician to go their entire career… Continue Reading “April Focus: Teaching and Being Taught”
Hi Everyone, Sorry I have been a bit MIA as of late. February was insane, and then March got even crazier. I’ve missed writing, but then you know how it goes….the longer you wait, the harder it is to get going again. I realized… Continue Reading “My Week in Florida”
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 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.