Once upon a winter afternoon in the icy cold of the Adirondack Mountain Lakes, a boy fell in love with a girl. The boy lived on one side of the lake and the girl lived directly across on the other. … Continue reading Play Me a Song, Piano Man
The great teacher Shinichi Suzuki once said– You don’t have to practice on the days you don’t eat. A bit extreme perhaps, but for the dedicated musician, it’s a truth. A well formed music-maker engages music everyday. Here’s the kicker– … Continue reading Music Practice 101
I never write as much as I want in this public space. I often move into my journals. This morning I’m sipping a cuppa in a local coffee shop. Thinking too deep. Listening to music that shatters the fragile heart. … Continue reading Journal Entry #1: I wish I were a song…
Every musician has encountered it. That moment when they’re out roaming in the world and stumble across their instrument. Randomly. Just sitting there waiting for music to be drawn out. In a pub. At a church. An interactive museum. A … Continue reading I’ve Been Taking Lessons for Years– And Can’t Play A Thing!
Monday Morning Confession. In a blogging past-life, I had a tendency to share all the deepest, darkest of my secrets. There were plenty of follows and comments and eventually this weird feeling that I was being watched. I had a … Continue reading Boats, Pianos and Busted-Up Bones
You scroll by it in your newsfeed all the time– kids who take music lessons are more likely to succeed in STEM subjects, have higher test scores, are more universally accepted into their undergraduate school of choice— the list goes … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Music Lessons Matter
When I was a kid and I wanted to tell somebody something special, I’d write them a song. Lyrics. Piano Music. Usually a three chord progression of my feelings. I wrote countless songs– many of them recorded on reel to … Continue reading Growing the Music Maker