“Look!” said my 4-year- old piano student. “I set up the bench for us!” And he had. He'd set the bench exactly like I do when we're going to share it. I set it sort of cockeyed to the piano so that he can sit up close where he needs to and I can sit farther away. He said, “I did it this way because you are fat and need to be farther away, and I am thin, and I need to be closer.” His nanny cringed in the background, her little charge having called out something that in polite society we “aren't supposed to…Read more
I belong to an organization that I care about deeply. It's the kind of organization that seeks to take care of both its members and the community at large. I know that any organization is fallible, being made out of fallible people. And, so, any organization is bound to fail its members from time to time. This weekend the member that it failed was me, and in order to move past it, I feel the need to write about it. I also know that what I'm feeling right now is a common but often silently kept experience…Read more
Happy Birthday To Me!
My birthday is coming up, and I'm so excited that this year I get to celebrate with a show! I'm going to be playing at my favorite place, St.…Read more
You've all been asking for recordings of some of my songs (like "This Time Tomorrow" and "The Harvest" and even "Girlfriend Patrol") for a good long while. And it's finally going to happen.
It was 2003 when I put out my last album "The Wait-a-While Estates." That's unacceptable! I've had the music for a while... but the problem has been finding the money for…Read more
I've thought about writing this for a long time. Through online teacher communities and attendance at…Read more
That question always torments me. On one hand, I understand that pianists tend to accumulate a whole lot of music and though I seem to consistently fail at decluttering, other people are quite good at it and don't want books hanging around that their kids aren't going to touch ever again. On the other hand, there's a part of me that wants to scream, "Keeeeeeeep themmmm!!!!"