The 11th Trip

Matt and I spent Christmas week in New York City freezing. Yes, we also went to…


The Magic of Timers

My sister swears that every time she started messing around during her piano…


Fermata Practice

On Wednesday Mark came into his lesson with this announcement. “So I really,…


Holiday Practices

Some years ago Matt interrupted my early morning reading over a cup of coffee…


All Fall

One of my Christmas cacti is in full bloom. Meanwhile, my lilac bush outside is…


Ghosting

Last week a student asked me, “Miss Amy, what are you going to be for…


Hee-Haw

We are not supposed to have favorite students. But one of my not favorite…


Porridge

Remember “Pease Porridge Hot?” Pease porridge hot
. Pease porridge cold
. Pease…


Taking Dictation

Last week ten-year-old Nicholas arrived for his lesson.  Before I could even…


Selma

The composition assignment in the studio this week is to take a favorite book…