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!
Borrowing from my charming, talented and articulate pal Jeffrey C. Capps because it all applies to me too (and why reinvent the wheel?): Dear Friends, It’ll be a busy musical weekend for me, and I hope to see many of you! On Friday, I am honored to join Tara in opening for John Rapson’s must-see… Read More Ready, Set, Summer!
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.
Introducing Anna, my featured musician for March and April! Anna and I both have April birthdays, we both love to play fiddle and we are both devoted fans of Hamilton so we have plenty in common. Anna is an enthusiastic and creative musician who takes risks and reaps the rewards of her courage. She has so much… Read More Congratulations to Anna!
When I was twenty, I worked in the preschool classroom of a child care center and got to know the children and families really well. Since I was known to be studying music in school, I was often asked by parents to give some early music lessons to their children or to assist with music practicing… Read More But, it isn’t.
Introducing Waylon, my featured musician for January and February! Waylon and I had several fun and productive years working at the piano and when he recently he discovered the joy of the mandolin, he clicked with it immediately. From his picture, you might guess that Waylon is a delight and you’d be correct. I especially love listening… Read More Congratulations to Waylon!
Introducing Miles, my featured musician for November and December! Miles is a dedicated and enthusiastic student and his musical development never ceases to amaze me.
I’m delighted to announce my featured musicians for September and October 2016. Congratulations to Ania, Lilia, and Eviva! I am so lucky to be your teacher.
Inspired by both the tireless generosity of volunteer superhero Polly Nichols and my love of alliteration, I’m launching a new opportunity for my home music studio: Polly’s Pantry Partners. Many of you surely know Polly already, whether from her work helping to found the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry, from her joyful and loving presence at New Song… Read More Polly’s Pantry Partners
This is me at my happiest onstage. Collaboration is where it’s at for me. I write these words as I listen to some tracks from a project in the works with my bandmate Keith Reins and our friend, piper Jon Cooper. The final recording session is scheduled for early next year but I can’t keep to myself how proud… Read More Collaboration