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

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

Help for Haiti

I’ve been lagging, and I apologize. Life takes turns we don’t expect, and other priorities get swept aside. Besides my back being out of whack, things are progressing here. I’ve been writing—a lot. My novel is currently sitting on the proverbial shelf. It’s been there a while—since the end of March. Ugh, I know. I … Continue reading Help for Haiti

Vacation & Books

If anyone has wondered why I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve been on vacation. Kevin and I took a trip just north of Chicago to visit his birth family. We hadn’t been able to visit in three years. Our time was sweet with family, and we saw all but two. We had missed each … Continue reading Vacation & Books

Friends

Don't you love them? They're the bestest ever! I know, bestest is not a word. But I have the bestest friends. You know the ones that come to your rescue, with excitement even. Some you haven't seen in ages, but when you get together, its like you spoke to them last week instead of five … Continue reading Friends

Sleeping in with Sofie

A crash and subsequent rumblings startled me out of a deep sleep about 5:30 yesterday morning. My husband, already up and awaiting his first cup of coffee, stood in the kitchen, unaware of the commotion behind our bedroom walls. I related what I had heard, and he immediately went into action. Grabbing a flashlight and … Continue reading Sleeping in with Sofie