Tornando al tempo

Before leaving the country in September, I tried to leave behind a trail of…


Another Day, Another Practice

There goes another day, I think as the last student slams the door behind him.…


Travel Lightly

Twenty years later, I still remember this. We had taken an overnight train from…


I Did Some

If there is a *, I totally memorized it. If there is a x, I did some. "What's…


Livin' the Dream

Recently I overheard two people greeting one another in the grocery store.…


The Snails

Felix likes snails. A lot. Felix is my eight-year-old nephew, who lives in San…


Pie and Poems

Recently a student missed a lesson without notice. They had forgotten, I found…


Accountability

Much of the time what my students really need from me is not great pedagogy or…


The Chip Game

While I am convinced kids don’t really need gimmicks in order to enjoy piano…


Revisiting the 15 Outfits

I came home from our recent trip to Texas with three takeaways: OMG! The…