It is my passion to help people perform to their highest level.
To interpret music in a way that realizes the intent of the composer and lyricist while still maintaining a connection to the artist performing it.
To re-create old material to have a fresher feeling and to be able to play with it.
If you want to know more about how do this, please contact me about performing in or auditing an upcoming session of my Curiously Stronger Performing series (next session: 2/12/2020). I’d also be happy to discuss any questions you might have about private lessons, either in person or online.
It’s become very trendy to announce that one word is going to set the intention for the year. My word last year was “Release,” and I did release a few things – my job at HCC, my fear of changing up the way I ran my private studio, and relationships that didn’t suit me.
I decided that this year’s word is Recreate. There are two meanings for this (with this spelling), according to Merriam-Webster:
- Transitive verb: to give new life or freshness to: REFRESH
- Intransitive verb: to take recreation (i.e., to play)
or if, you put a hyphen between the re and the create:
- Transitive verb: to create again, to form anew in the imagination
I want to give new life to some things, including the idea of performance, as in the upcoming Curiously Stronger Performing workshops, which will start up on January 8. I want to explore new ways to approach things. And I want to play. Both in my work and away from it.
What’s your word? How did you choose it and how will you implement it?