We dropped the kids off at the Albuquerque airport yesterday, and officially began the music tour portion of our trip, as we head back to the east coast! I’ll tell you our plans, ask for your tips (because plans are made to be changed on a trip like this), but first I want to share a […]
This photo is from the last time my husband Forrest and I were in the southwest. We loaded up my Toyota Tercel and did craft shows all along the way. Man, we had that car packed ingeniously!
Now we’re heading out west again. My son, Jacob, left first […]
How Singing Creates Community
A few weekends ago I led a full-day singing retreat. A participant commented about how much better we each sounded as individuals, when we were singing together. She noticed that the sheer act of putting our voices together elevated the quality of the sounds coming out of […]
If you have felt inhibited about singing – and even if you haven’t – it can be hard to let your self be loud.
To get more comfortable with volume, and to sing more freely, try this…
Imagine that you are calling out to someone across the street, in the next yard, or across a field. You’re […]
I have ambivalent feelings about New York City.
I grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and enjoyed a lot about my childhood. I took advantage of living there in a way that was different from the other teenagers I knew — I was very into folk […]
Every month I run a drum circle/improv workshop. I tell you about this because I want you to really get it when I say that music is for everybody — even you…
Here is how I advertise these events:
Come play music with us on the first
Thursday of every month at my house […]
The key to singing in tune is learning to recognize the feeling of matching a note; just starting with one single note.
Think about this: There are an infinite number of notes that you could be hitting when you try to match a note, so if you can do […]
That it was! Thanks to everyone who showed up to my book launch party last weekend — and to all the messages of support from those who couldn’t make it. It was lovely to visit with people from so many parts and times of my life who I feel so fortunate to know. I’m a lucky […]
I’ve struggled with the question of how much to write here. I have students and potential customers not to alienate, and the need to make a living can push us towards the generic and the safe. But not long ago I chose to use this page as a place […]