My Fair Accompanist

I had the privilege of being the rehearsal pianist for a local school’s production of My Fair Lady. It was full of witty comments, talented students, proud mommy-moments, and hours of practices. There’s always the interesting perspectives when you work with different directors, music directors, and drama teachers–varying ides of how rehearsals should be ran, what…

Step by Step

One of my middle school voice students started lessons in hopes of learning self confidence… she was terrified of singing in front of people. She wanted to audition for plays and musicals (because they looked really cool!), but she had a small obstacle to overcome, first – the audience. On the day of her first…

Private Lessons

People always ask me who my favorite students are: young, old, beginners, advanced, tall, brunette, and on and on…. Truth be told, I love every unique student I’ve had. They each bring interesting stories and perspectives to the learning experience. My students have varied from a 4-year-old beginner who could hardly tell her left hand…

Yuletide Greetings

Christmas is my favorite time of year! Twinkle lights, creative ornaments, silver bells ringing, and some of the best music of the year. It never fails that sometime throughout the season, I find myself sitting at the piano playing classic Christmas carols surrounded by others singing along. Some years this happens at church, sometimes at work,…