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…


Metronome Mountain

Recently a friend and I were talking about our teaching. In passing, I…


ColdPlay

This was first posted in June 2015, but the concept of ColdPlay is timeless.…


A Terror

Matt sometimes tells people that he lives with the person who thinks more about…


Repetition, Again

When I first posted the anecdote below, I was both acknowledging and bemoaning…