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…


Ordinary Time

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


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:…


A Trick. And a Treat.

Last month in performance classes, I introduced avant-garde musician John Cage…


Enough

In the last few months, the country has been experiencing a fourth COVID surge.…


No Finish in Sight

Last December, I had a routine cleaning at the dentist. As I sat in the chair…


Good old Piano Technique, Again

I have to admit I had almost forgotten about this one. Stuck in the limbo-land…


Forgetting Sally

I had heard this at least a hundred times before. “I played this much better at…