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

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

Composing

For nearly forty years, composing songs (lyrics and music) has been my gig. Perhaps I will return to this love, but for now, I am enjoying writing poetry and a novel. I've been having a blast writing poetry nearly every day since before National Poetry Month (April.) New forms of poetry are a fascination and … Continue reading Composing

Living Your Purpose

With a lifetime of loving and studying music, I take joy in entertaining, writing music, collaborating with other artists, and singing various genres of music. These pleasures are incredibly fulfilling. Meeting other musicians is always a joy. Teaching music, especially voice, was a great source of joy as students grasped the techniques and the thrill … Continue reading Living Your Purpose

Wait and Pray

The last couple of days have been long and full of prayer. As we awaited news of a mother in distress and baby coming into the world a month early, I prayed and cried and prayed again as we continued waiting—for hours. I couldn't be there. Dratted COVID! All I could do was pray and … Continue reading Wait and Pray