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Month: November 2011

The Most Wonderful (Musical) Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful (Musical) Time of the Year

Tomorrow is December 1st which means that my family and I may now commence listening to and singing Christmas carols. I imposed this December 1st rule (or seen another way, the ban on Christmas music prior to December) many, many years ago when I actually burned […]

“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; he chastens and hastens his will to make known…”

“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; he chastens and hastens his will to make known…”

  When I was younger, Thanksgiving was nice but not particularly exciting in my eyes. I always enjoyed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, eating my mom’s delicious food, and of course having a few days off. But that was about it. But the older I […]

New York…when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you. -David Letterman

New York…when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you. -David Letterman

“Do you miss living in New York?” is a question I get asked on a regular basis these days. Some people look at me with great pity that I am no longer there; others look incredulous that I ever lived there in the first place. […]

One size does NOT fit all

One size does NOT fit all

  One more post about repertoire:   One of my favorite things to do is find repertoire, both for me and for my students, for anyone, really. It can be a wonderful treasure hunt. You never know where it will lead you or what you […]