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I like zeugmas. They are sentences with a twist that’s curled around the verb, and they are fun to create.

I’m writing a few of them below. 104 more words

Flower Bouquets

Who doesn’t like getting flowers?  Even if you’re allergic to them, you can always get a nice bouquet of paper flowers (or synthetic or plastic).  Flowers are so beautiful!   308 more words


Miles Davis Practiced

Miles Davis’ music, his improvisations, his tone, his attacks on notes are all unique to Miles Davis. When you hear one note, you immediately know it is Miles. 115 more words

I Don't Know

Making up for lost time....

Going away for a vacation is rejuvenating, but being without my cello for a couple of weeks means working my way back up to speed on all the pieces I am working on.   313 more words

Cello Practice

The Difference Between Success and Failure | How to Ensure Your Success in Dragon Boat Racing

As competitive adults in a competitive sport, we see paddlers of varying talents either develop into top-notch athletes or hamper their own progress. How is that an athlete with mediocre ability can develop into an excellent paddler, yet a paddler with incredible talent can stall their own achievement? 810 more words


Panic Lessons, aka Extra Help!

It’s that time of year when concerts, final exams, and band placement auditions reign supreme.  I have been working with my students to prepare them for this time all year long; it should come as no surprise.   286 more words


Teaching Your Students How to Practice

We have all heard the old adage, “Give someone a fish and feed them for a day. Teach him how to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime.” When you teach your students how to practice, they gain the ability to know how to learn and enjoy making music which can be used for a lifetime. 456 more words

Flute Pedagogy For Band Instructors