Introducing Althea and Naomi, my featured musicians for November and December! I am delighted to introduce a wonderful family who I have been very lucky to make music with for many, many years now. Althea and Naomi have been with me since I was teaching in our smaller house when my sons were very small,… Read More Congratulations to Althea & Naomi!
Introducing Silas, my featured musician for September and October! I’ve only had the privilege of working with Silas for one year and it is astounding to look back and see all that we’ve already explored together. Silas is a natural adventurer, choosing to learn about the world by jumping right into the experiences that spark… Read More Congratulations to Silas!
Introducing Lucy, my featured musician for July and August! One of my favorite aspects of producing these featured musician profiles every other month is what I learn about my students and how that new knowledge relates to what I’ve already seen from them in the context of working together each week. I knew of course… Read More Congratulations to Lucy!
Introducing Trapolin, my featured musician for May and June! Every teacher knows that you learn at least as much from your students as you could ever hope to impart to them. This has never been more true than in the case of Trapolin. Trapolin has a huge breadth of knowledge in so many interesting and… Read More Congratulations to Trapolin!
Introducing Waelyn, my featured musician for March and April! Waelyn is a wonder. She has never met a melody that she doesn’t retain, can hear and demonstrate melodic similarities in vastly different pieces of music, and her impeccable rhythm extends to her comic timing, much to my continued delight. Perhaps it is no coincidence given… Read More Congratulations to Waelyn!
Introducing Beth, my featured musician for January and February! Teaching Beth is a delight for so many reasons. Let me count the ways: well-rounded multipotentialite lifelong learners like Beth are the most inspiring and interesting people with whom to spend time. I strive every day to count myself in this group. Here she lists her… Read More Congratulations to Beth!
Introducing Stella, my featured musician for November and December! How awesome is the self-portrait that Stella provided for her featured musician poster?!! I hope you can tell that the shirt she is wearing reads “Be Who You Are”. Stella embodies that message so well. It also delights me to no end that Stella’s mother Katie… Read More Congratulations to Stella!
Introducing Dannye and Rob, my featured musicians for September and October! There is a special place in my heart for family music-making so it’s an extra thrill to be featuring a mother and son for the first time in my featured musician series. In addition to making music at home, in school ensembles and at… Read More Congratulations to Dannye and Rob!
Introducing Nina, my featured musician for July and April! Shortly after Nina and her wonderful family moved to the area, I noticed her beautiful voice and serene presence in the Family Folk Machine and my heart leaped in recognition of a true up-and-coming artist. Nina’s innate talent is matched ounce for ounce by sheer determination… Read More Congratulations to Nina!
Introducing Ambrose, my featured musician for May and June! Ambrose’s talent for composition has been emerging alongside his pianistic abilities beginning very early on in our musical adventures together. Ambrose has the unique and precious ability of finding and revealing stories in his music. I feel so grateful for the gift of witnessing him discover himself as an artist.