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Rediscovering my love of music

Like many other elementary students in the 1960s, I played the flutophone. Coming from a frugal family, I envied my classmates’ sleek black plastic instruments as I took my brother’s ivory bell-shaped flutophone from its worn plaid case.  577 more words

French Horn

How do I play higher?

It’s probably the single most common request I hear out of students: “I want to play higher notes.”

It’s a perfectly reasonable request.  Who wouldn’t want to expand their limits on their instrument?   660 more words


The Joys of Recitalhood

After months apart from my dear friend, wordpress, I’ve decided our break is over and it’s time to return to the blogosphere. (Actually, I just forgot I had it until I felt the need to share my thoughts on graduating with my small corner of the world. 233 more words


That Horn Tune

One of the most wonderful and best loved moments of Tchaikovksy’s 5th Symphony, which the orchestra will play on May 20 & 22, is the noble horn tune from the 2nd movement: 162 more words


Guarding the King

…of instruments.  Somebody small has taken “Nobody touch Dad’s French horn, because we look after valuable instruments” literally.

It’s now being protected from two bemused house cats by Grifflet Company, the Grenadier Guards.