In the Garden

Most days I am convinced my students are on my side, that we share a mutual…


That Monkey Slobber Thing

Jeffrey is learning scales. Translation: Jeffrey is learning key signatures. In…


A Reminder

First, a bit of background. It is only April and already this year seems…


Springtime Digging

Spring has officially arrived. I have daffodils and hyacinths in the garden.…


The Proverbial Gold Star

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation. Which means to say, I’ve been…


The Blessed Ordinary

Last night I played Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major with the New Mexico…


Chord Scrabble

The occasional break can be a very good thing. It gets us out of our ruts,…


Choo-Choo

On Boxing Day, December 26th, I held what has now become a studio tradition:…


Compositional Magic

Really. It started innocently enough. First a bit of background: Most weeks,…


A Night on Saturn

Once during a particularly intense week of rehearsals and extra concerts, my…