I heard a colleague complaining about having practiced music which was later cut from the concert. What a waste of time, she griped! Something about that attitude rubbed me theContinue readingThe Work is Never Wasted
In Reed Club last Monday, we took a moment before we started scraping to set some intentions. We each said one word – an adjective to describe what we WANTED ourContinue readingHow Do You WISH You Could Describe Your Reeds?
Thesis: Communication is important. Letting the other person know your CONTEXT is a part of that. Scene: We’re walking the doggo, so I can’t step into the co-op with Steve. Continue readingCoffee? COMMUNICATE.
After my concerto performance last June, I was chatting with a lovely woman from the audience. “It’s not like you’re blowing through the oboe,” she said. People are always interestedContinue readingThe Magic of Words
When we started the opera cycle (An American Dream, showing at the Harris Theater tonight and Sunday afternoon), the four woodwinds were sitting stacked in a rehearsal room. In other words,Continue readingSelf-Talk
I had the most interesting conversations with a few of my students after my first recital performance last weekend. One thanked me for exposing her to so many interesting newContinue readingGenerosity in Programming
(Part One HERE) (Similar story HERE) Mercifully, THIS one didn’t happen to me. But my poor student was playing an audition for his orchestra, and reached up with his rightContinue readingNever Trust an Oboe, Part 2