Anne Cole (my former teacher/maker of my La Sirena cello) was recently featured on PBS. Anne has been a luthier since age 11, when she first took her school cello apart and put it back together again. See if you can spot La Sirena’s cameo.
I saw this new film about Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble a few weeks ago, and found it extremely inspiring. Check it out!
At the beginning of this year, my youngest sister Elyse choreographed a piece titled “Triptych” and invited me to provide the music for it. We decided on a mix of Bach suites for the prelude/first/second movements, and an etude from Friedrich Dotzauer for the third, as she wanted something that had the same driving rhythm from beginning […]
~come on down to Villa Musica on Friday, October 23 @8pm to kick off the new Jazz at the Villa series!~
I’m playing a double solo concert with bassist Mackenzie Leighton on Wednesday, November 4 at 7.00pm (earlier, family-friendly time!). Original compositions, Bach Suites, and jazz standards are all on the program. Hope to see you at the Studio Door.
Recently I’ve been thinking about how the giving of one’s full attention can sometimes be the most fantastic and welcome gift. I notice this frequently with students who are getting a bit squirrely; often they are distracted by trying to get the undivided attention of their parent. This thought must be in the air, because award-winning […]
Come hear an abridged version of The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart in Balboa Park! (sung in English, suitable for ages ~7 and up) Where: Balboa Park International Cottages Lawn (2191 Pan American Rd. SD, 92101) When: Saturday, August 16 2014, 2-4pm Admission: FREE!! Sneak preview video of the Queen of the Night’s famous aria (see link […]
Who: Cello/violin students from the SD Suzuki School and their families (that’s you!) What: outdoor summer pops concert featuring the SD Symphony When: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7.30pm Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South 206 Marina Park Way San Diego, CA 92101 More info: SD Symphony site Hope to see you there!!!
…from an economist’s point of view A fellow cellist who teaches in Boston recently posted this on his blog, and I found it an interesting read. I’m a parent of children enrolled in Suzuki music lessons. I’d like to explain to other parents why I feel – quite strongly, actually – that it is unreasonable […]