We have all heard the familiar phrase "nothing is as constant as change." With that phrase I add that change is also inevitable, it is frequent, it can be both beautiful and heartbreaking, forced upon or chosen, embraced or repelled. Whatever it is for us, how we handle the … [Read more...] about Time for change…again
Have you ever tried to match a paint color without a swatch or a nifty home depot attendant? I have, and I would like to attest that some mistakes can’t be covered up ourselves by eye-balling a paint color. We are simply gonna need more help. I recently put some … [Read more...] about Repainting – A Parable of Forgiveness
I have been a piano and voice teacher for over 26 years now and I have learned a few important life truths from this wonderful career I love. No matter how great a lesson goes, if the student doesn't go home and practice nothing is going to happen. Actually this applies to … [Read more...] about Do kids know how to work hard anymore? The age of entitlement.
Music is a complicated thing. There are masterpieces that take our breath away, songs that annoyingly get stuck in our heads, love songs that make us cry and life moment songs that make us cry harder. In music just like in life there are moments that ebb and flow, … [Read more...] about The Music of Happiness
I have an amazing Mother. I know everyone says that, but I really do. I receive so much of my love for life from my mom. As a teenager she was always quick to give advice or leave me a note of encouragement on my usually unmade bed. She came to every piano … [Read more...] about My Mother writes poetry