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Color Me Vivid

When I was a little girl, Barbra Streisand did a musical special on TV called “Color me Barbra.” It was filmed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and was a celebration of art and music. Of course I didn’t watch it at that time, because my parents hated Barbra Streisand and wouldn’t let me –Continue reading “Color Me Vivid”

Learning new music

I subscribe to a blog called The Bulletproof Musician, which deals with the psychological aspects of music making, including, but not limited to, performance anxiety and practicing. The author of the blog, Dr. Noa Kageyama, cites scientific studies in his posts as evidence of the efficacy of different methods of conquering a particular musical choreContinue reading “Learning new music”

What shall be our legacy? What will our children say?

Honestly, I try not to talk politics on my blog (I have Facebook for that), but if you read between the lines, you know what I believe. Yesterday was something. And I really don’t know what to say about it. So I’m going to share my favorite patriotic song, American Anthem by Gene Scheer. ThisContinue reading “What shall be our legacy? What will our children say?”

The Music is the Star

The performer is not the star. The music is the star.  The performer is the vessel, the performer is the channel through which the music passes as a prism and comes to the performer.                                           Continue reading “The Music is the Star”