Marking final papers, final songs. One student surprised me with how brilliant was their song and essay. Started by imitating something then realized it could be more unique by doing […]

most people who call me for lessons go for the buy five at once deal, because there is a discount. new student, hard to figure out whether i am of […]

Of the submissions from the “write a bad song” assignment, most did creative interesting things. Some even said they learned something. One woman transformed an old curse from an exboyfriend […]

working on my final paper for my masters. the hardest part is trying to fit in with the language of academia which is not the language i speak nor the […]

Sometimes you can listen to the sounds of everything all around you as if it is a song. Sometimes you could also hear yourself, the speaking to yourself about yourself, […]

when i’ve taught in toronto i could ask accomplished friends to come do Q&A with the students but not so easy now being based in London Ontario. insert light bulb. […]

There is a sign I noticed driving into London today, a sign for a head shop – the title of the store actually. Large posters of royalty in the windows, […]

student for whom english is not their 1rst language, worried about whether she makes sense, wants my help checking her lyrics. how can anyone improve upon gold like this. He […]

Sometimes new students asked her if she could just show them her secrets, like how does she play that passage or how does she make that technique work. It automatically […]