teaching

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 […]