This is me in 1966, the year "See you in September" was a hit

? School’s Out For Summer! ?

See You In September  (bye-bye, so long, farewell) “See You In September”  was a hit by The Happenings in 1966. I was 8 years old and that song’s melody and lyric are burned into my memory banks. Six years later,…

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old reeds

Where do dead reeds go?

To the compost pile! Remember, cane reeds come from bamboo cane. They are grown and harvested and usually stored for a couple of years to ‘age’ and ‘cure’ the cane before they become the clarinet, saxophone, oboe or bassoon reed…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

“Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people…

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Let Every Voice Be Heard

I awaken around 3:30 this morning with these words on my lips. I think to myself, “That sounds like a familiar lyric.” I open my voice memo app and record that line and this one as well: Let Kindness and…

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Zoom's opening window

My Fave Zoom Tricks

In today's post, I'm sharing some of my favorite Zoom tricks and tips. The power of the spacebar Pinning Video Using reactions Nonverbal feedback
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Recital performers

Winter Recital Prep Underway

Production has begun on the Winter Recital to be held, Sunday, December 6 via a Zoom gathering. Save the date on your calendar. Send me an email to request an invitation. The standard performance practice nowadays is for each individual…

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