Grateful

Life is full of difficulties and delights. Dreary days can become cheery days, and even serendipitous days can become sad ones. In November, as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) progressed, I experienced some of these moments. Kudos to ProWritingAid who provided a wonderful place to record progress, find regions and communities, and buddies for the … Continue reading Grateful

Music Fundamentals for Haiti

I’m heartbroken for the people of Haiti. Haiti is in chaos—gas prices are in the teens per gallon, gangs have taken over, food is scarce, and people are being kidnapped and held for ransom. Please, keep the Haitians in your prayers. Because of these factors, this online, international Music Fundamentals class is taking longer than … Continue reading Music Fundamentals for Haiti

It’s Nanowrimo month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is upon us—a month dedicated to writing a novel with a goal of 50,000 words in a single month. Quite a feat. Are you taking part? A few years ago, I tried NaNoWriMo without signing up as, frankly, I didn’t think I could accomplish such a feat. My novel, which … Continue reading It’s Nanowrimo month

Music Fundamentals, Haiti

We begin our story about a quarter ‘til one on Monday, October 11, with some technical difficulties. My first-day attempting online teaching was daunting, but my husband does this for a living, so he set me all up.  Earlier in the month, my husband, Kevin, and I purchased a desk-top stand for my laptop. He … Continue reading Music Fundamentals, Haiti

Class is Monday

As you never know what will happen in the coming days, be prepared. Teaching music for many years, I stored up quite a library of flash cards, books, and music games, etc. Lots of material I could have used for this Music Fundamentals class I start teaching on Monday. In January of this year, I … Continue reading Class is Monday

All Things are Possible

Honing your gift is essential if you want your talent to be your business. They (whoever “they” are – wink, wink) say that you must put in your 10,000 hours. So true! Put in the time. Learn your craft. Read books, go to classes, spend time in your art or music studio. Don’t just throw … Continue reading All Things are Possible