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We YouTube Surf So You Don’t Have To!

Stop in here from time to time to discover some pretty cool things found while surfing the webs!

Adapting – our new video series

We all are doing things as we have never done them before: I, for example, have never lead an orchestra program without live musicians in front of me. Friends have moved their office into their homes and are supervising their children’s e-learning while maintaining… Continue Reading “Adapting – our new video series”

Be patient – Be purposeful – Be still…

This announcement started as a long post about the societal noise from which I’ve been having a hard time escaping, but it occurred to me mid-stream that my ramblings were adding to the unrelenting murmur. So, in the spirit of one of my mentors… Continue Reading “Be patient – Be purposeful – Be still…”

I am here, you are there, but WE are not in either place, and that’s a drag!

By far, my favorite part of teaching is the daily interaction that I have with my students. No matter how well we play, or how efficient our rehearsals are, we are together making music, telling dumb jokes, sharing cosas buenas, and building our community.… Continue Reading “I am here, you are there, but WE are not in either place, and that’s a drag!”

You Brain on Music

I am intrigued by this map I just came across, thanks to Jon Harnum (who would probably thank Daniel Levitin.) I have the book this map comes from, and have picked it off my shelf way too many times in the past, and have… Continue Reading “You Brain on Music”

The Man With The Jack, Ducks Falling From the Sky, and Please and Thank You!

If you don’t want to read the story, and just cut to the chase, please just go to our donation page! In my youth my Dad would always try to pass on some sort of lesson or a bit of wisdom to me and… Continue Reading “The Man With The Jack, Ducks Falling From the Sky, and Please and Thank You!”

It’s All Happening!

This week the Center opens the doors to our first private student; next week the Summer String Academy at the Center welcomes its inaugural scholars; and in July a gaggle of rising 1st-3rd graders will join us for three days of singing, moving ,… Continue Reading “It’s All Happening!”

The Journey Begins

The idea to open a community music center has been rolling around in my brain for quite some time now. I grew up in “HoFlo” and have long seen the need for somewhere¬† that folks of different backgrounds and generations could gather to sing,… Continue Reading “The Journey Begins”