Please join Coppers & Brass and the sister schools of Champagne Academy of Irish Dance and McGovern Music Studio for an Irish music and dance spectacular on Saturday, November 16th at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. I LIFT MY LAMP is the first of several events presented by Coralville Center for the Performing… Read More I Lift My Lamp
I’m thrilled to share this information from my friends at ArtFarm19! I will be there with bells on. Bells and heaven knows what else. Anything is possible. Dear creative friends and collaborators, I wanted to let you know about ArtFarm19, a festival of creativity happening near Iowa City this July. ArtFarm19 brings together artists, educators,… Read More ArtFarm19, a festival of creativity hosted at Scattergood from July 4 – August 3
Introducing Mira, my featured musician for January and February! Websites are great and all but I find that when a student finds me because of a recommendation by another longtime student, we have a much higher chance of clicking and having grand musical adventures. This has never been more true than in the case of… Read More Congratulations to Mira!
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 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!
Jennifer Masada and I were thrilled to produce another successful Fall Concert at New Song Episcopal Church in Coralville! Special thanks to all of our wonderful students who worked so hard and played with so much energy and passion and to their families who helped them to achieve their goals. We knew already that Rey… Read More Fall Concert 2017
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!