I’m now accepting home-schooled children and teens who have morning and early afternoon availability for the 2017-18 school year. I’m available for private piano, flute, and/or composition/music theory lessons or small group general music classes.
A few weeks ago when the weather was warm, I took my son to the playground. It was just starting to turn cold again, feeling more like February weather. I sat on a bench and started to take my phone out, but then decided to put it away. I’m glad I did because I almost … Continue reading Spontaneous Music-Making
I was looking at Juana Molina’s site the other day (and if you’re not familiar with her, check her out. She’s amazing.), and came across this video. It’s so sweet–I couldn’t stop watching it. I love it because they both look so happy. I love it because it’s a good example of how a … Continue reading Reason #1 to play music: it makes you happy
My heart is a little heavy tonight. After spending a couple hours browsing the library at St. Catherine University (my alma mater) on Saturday for various piano and music-related books I decided to stroll through campus. The flowers were beautiful, there was a wedding going on in the chapel, there were ducks floating on the … Continue reading and the moon descends on the pool that was
It’s late. Through the open window I hear steady cricket chirps over a background of miscellaneous insect drones. Layered on top of this is the white hum of the refrigerator, the clicking of keyboard keys, and the cackle of a woman’s laughter from a distance. A night symphony. It’s based on W. A. Mathieu’s “Symphony … Continue reading Night Symphony