I earned this cold. I earned it by burning the candle at both ends all semester long, staying up late to write or wind reeds even though I had toContinue readingI Earned This One
Jennet Ingle What’s Going On? I am giving a recital at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago on January 6, at 12:10 pm. This program will be a shorter, more traditionallyContinue readingUpcoming Recital
Zoe’s Musical Beginnings
I’ve mentioned before that I started out on the piano by figuring out melodies. Connecting notes and trying to learn how they worked. I’m fascinated to observe that Zoe’s initialContinue readingZoe’s Musical Beginnings
Working On It
I am still thinking about a method for getting my energy and focus better directed so that I might finally win a big audition. Several people have recommended books –Continue readingWorking On It
Our annual Home for the Holidays concert takes place tonight and tomorrow afternoon, here in the beautiful Morris Performing Arts Center. I’ve been playing Christmas Pops all month, in variousContinue readingUpcoming Concert
I Fear the Bach
I admit it. I am scared of J.S.Bach’s big G minor Sonata. And I’m not totally sure why. I’ve performed it before, back in 2002, and it went fine. There’sContinue readingI Fear the Bach
A Successful Accent?
Remember how Yamaha made me better? Here’s another awesome example of the same phenomenon. I have a very young student who has been struggling to get her oboe playing offContinue readingA Successful Accent?
We just bought a piano. I feel like such a grownup. Now, despite taking lessons from third grade through eleventh, and despite graduating from a conservatory with a two-year pianoContinue readingNew Piano
I was listening to The Essential Willie Nelson recently while driving home from Tennessee. And the great thing about the collection is that you quickly forget how weird and annoyingContinue readingWillie!