Category Archives: Improvisation

The Gift of being Thankful

A culture left behind? It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything. One can construe I’ve nothing to share because in the areas of art and music I now lack common sense. But, in my defense, I share a new page … Continue reading

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War of the Worlds

There’s more to teaching piano than a degree. Play with fingers, think on your feet, yes – but hear with your heart. Continue reading

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Wedding Blues Pianist

Wedding Blues A couple of blogs back I challenged musicians to be prepared so opportunities can be seized. Playing for funerals is easy. They generally start on time, and as long as you can play soothing music – you’re home … Continue reading

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Do more with Chords, Time & What to practice

Using Chords Differently in Improvisation. It’s the last day of February and I left my readers in Impro Limbo. So check out the next step in my Improvisation pages. Time and responsibility A dear friend of mine, Sandy, lost her … Continue reading

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How Do You Open A Closed Mind?

Art Supplies I’m getting excited about painting. I used all my Christmas and B-day gifts to buy some materials. Since I’m usually house bound, I shop online. It’s hard finding what I need in the Wichita area anyway, so I … Continue reading

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Impro with Stride & Art supplies

Piano Skills and Improvisation Since the start of January’s lessons, students here have been preparing for piano evaluations. I am a member of the Kansas Music Teachers Association (KMTA), a sub-chapter of Music Teachers National Association. All this means my … Continue reading

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Empty studios, weather woes and merry meter maids

THE EMPTY STUDIO Why Blame the Weather? (The Case of the Diligent Meter Maid) Yesterday was a slow day in my piano studio. Why? The weather. Now my husband and I are teeny-tiny little produce farmers with some poultry, so … Continue reading

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Politics, the National Endowment of the Arts & the Challenge

January 5, 2011 GOALS Well, Christmas is over, the bowl games just about done (Ouch to the Big 12!) and most of us are fat and unhappy. Unfortunately my husband and I had the stomach flu and I went through … Continue reading

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