The Season of Practice

A number of years ago I was in the middle of a rehearsal with a clarinetist…


A World of Distractions

Lately I have been thinking a lot about my grandparents. Specifically, the…


Memory Spots

These days, it’s all about recital preparation. Honestly, this is not always my…


Revel On!

This summer I reread a lot of books sitting on my shelves. I reread The Grapes…


The Farm

Oct. 12, 1941 Dear Grace:  Just got the pictures yesterday that were taken at…


The List and The Kitchen Timer

Recently I listened to an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert on the podcast On…


15 Outfits

Last week my best friend Lora and I were talking on the phone. “I have…


All or Nothing

I’m afraid, like many people, I have a rather binary, all or nothing……


Summer of Inhabiting the Rests

Some of my students have discovered a whole new meaning to the concept of…


Practice Holes

In March. I played a piece for one of Matt’s choirs called Songstream by Alice…