the very top of the piano often gets selected for that reason, not for it’s pitch. it hates that because it’s all about keeping its pitch. certain people pick up […]

Had no patience for as a kid, had no interest in the lyrics, just like most of my current students. Now the lyrics impress me as much as trying to […]

not too many years ago, teaching an ensemble but the college had over enrolment problems, at the last minute moved classes to a rehearsal space business. It was the first […]

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, […]

Standing in the fluorescent, reeking-of-bleach-cafeteria, four women (two middle aged and two seniors) occupying all the positions behind the grill and cash register. The math on minimum wage and a […]

Student asked me for help because they have nothing to say in a song. Guess my job is explaining that this situation also is a song and they just said […]

Kale chips, salt, nutritional yeast. Left hand, G, perpetual peace Replay, loop, symmetrical tricks Apples, juiced, this blood sugar fix Driver, screams, pedestrian runs Protest, cops, tasers on stun Naming, […]

Part of driving a car in a big city is adjusting to endless hostility and selfishness. Surprising to catch a break at Bartlett and Davenport near rush hour the other […]

7 yr old boy surprised me by playing row row row your boat by ear. i surprised him by making a bass line for it. his sister surprised us both […]