Festival Season

Once I played a set of pieces on a concert shared by a number of musicians. The…


Shadows and Snazz

Peter and I were discussing his piece for our upcoming performance class. Peter…


The Unwelcomed Guest

“…Each morning comes along and you assume it will be similar enough to the…


Frozen

Truth be told, I’ve been a bit stuck lately. The winter season mirrors my inner…


Make Plans, but hold them lightly

In Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert writes of a time when she and her Brazilian…


The Five Minute Miracle

Thursday Charlie came dragging into his lesson. “I’m so tired,” he sighed. “I…


Ordinary Time

It should be ordinary time. After all the sugar and decadence and bling of the…


Grains of Happiness

So few grains of happiness measured against all the dark and still the scales…


Ah, December

Once, some years ago, this happened: It was Christmas Eve. I was at church. One…


Recital Fun Facts

Some fun facts about pandemic piano lessons in the Ten Thousand Stars Studio:…