Category Archives: Music

It’s All in the Details !

The children are back in school, my piano studio is in full swing and I’m gearing up to teach art classes in a couple of weeks. All this and in my moments of insomnia a childhood poem comes to mind. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in art, drawing, life lessons, Music, pianist, piano studio, teaching, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in comfort, family, Improvisation, life lessons, love, Music, musicians, piano studio, piano studio, responsibility, teaching, teaching, Uncategorized, worry | Leave a comment

The Monotony of Politically Correct Art/Music

Setting out to create politically correct art and music. I’ve heard a bit more discussion about political correctness come up in the news lately. (Definitions are found at the end of this blog). The former Bruce Jenner and the “Black … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in art, life lessons, Music, piano studio, responsibility, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What should we do with talent?

Where does talent come from?   I won’t try to pull a fast one on my readers or string them along with scientific studies (though many are interesting). I can only say,“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in art, Music, musicians, painting, perspective, pianists, values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wrapping up Christmas and Scoring Big in 2014

Do you remember the day-after-Christmas as a child? It can be a big let down. As a child I probably got everything on my list. I didn’t want anything more, yet the let-down feeling was there. Why? Looking back, it … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in art, Christmas, Memories, Music, siblings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is Christmas Anyway?

  What is Christmas Anyway?   I remember teaching from a Christmas favorites book and my piano student asked me why do we celebrate Christmas. So I told him that it is a day to remember the birth of Jesus. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in art, Christmas, love, Memories, Music, piano studio, responsibility, teaching, values | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Does One meet A Day of Infamy? A Study in Contrast.

FDR said we will always remember this day as a day of infamy. The attack on Pearl Harbor was brutal, almost entirely unexpected and it roused the “sleeping giant.” The Great Depression and WW2 made the 50’s so much sweeter. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in art, family, Fear, Music, Thanksgiving, values | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving

What IS Thanksgiving? Today, in the midst of baking rolls and pies, it is good to to rest the feet and reflect on what Thanksgiving means. Of course, we can say we’re thankful for family, friends, our freedoms as US … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in art, family, Fear, Music, Thanksgiving, values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Visits in Time

The Catalyst I just returned from a visit to my two Texan sisters. I am 3 dozen eggs lighter on the return and a couple bags of clothing heavier from Deb. I brought the eggs down to prove to Deb … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Memories, Music, siblings | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Improvisation, Memories, Music, wedding music | Tagged , | 1 Comment