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…


Selma

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


A Ring

"Submit to a daily practice.  Your loyalty to that is a ring on the door."…


Practice Sandwich

One of my fifth-grade students and I have a code regarding practicing. Some…


Slow Practice

Last week I had a dream. It was the afternoon of a performance with the New…