Memory Spots

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


Bad Choices

Last Tuesday was ten-year-old Noah’s first lesson of the school year. He is…


Over the Boat

Composer Alice Parker tells this story about the years when she was working…


Hee-Haw

We are not supposed to have favorite students. But one of my not favorite…


Taking Dictation

Last week ten-year-old Nicholas arrived for his lesson.  Before I could even…


Selma

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


Without a Book

First, a disclaimer: I don’t like to cook. Alas, I like to eat, and so I do…


Cat Hunt!

“Cat hunt!” screamed our six-year-old nephew Felix every time he ran up the…


Little Ones

The Little Ones are no longer so little. “The Little Ones” was the name given…


Reverse Grab Bag

There is nothing like a really long break to clear one’s head. Thanks to the…