I’m bracing myself for an incredibly busy year as I get back to my PhD work while teaching, playing, and watching a fascinating baby grow up. I’ll… Read more “A New Lesson Year About to Start!”
On Saturday, May 23, we held the fourth annual Student Salon, an event I started so that my piano students could have a space to play without the… Read more “House Music”
Oops…didn’t mean to post this here. I meant it for another blog on which I gather interesting articles and videos for my research on Hip-hop artists’ development in Toronto. I figure I’ll leave it here after all as it’s quite interesting.
Obviously, this video isn’t about Toronto, but I’m prepping for my first ever undergrad lecture tomorrow (!!!), for a class I’m TAing, and this is one of the videos I’m showing to give an idea of how hip-hop is being used around the world to help build communities.
I’ve finally uploaded my students’ compositions at http://myrtlesmusicroom.com/studentcompositions! More to come so check back every once in a while. You can also click play in the SoundCloud widget… Read more “Student Compositions”
This one’s going to be a combined log from yesterday’s session and today’s. I was thinking that I needed to record myself in order to hear myself… Read more “Practicing to Perform – Log #2”
In my Adult Piano Pedagogy class, we have been asked to journal our performance prep process. So I thought I’d post it here, as it’s pretty good… Read more “Practicing to Perform – Log #1”
Just recently finished recording Noël Coward’s “Zigeuner” for a short film written and directed by Sara Fenton. It’s called Cupcakes and you should really check it out (see below). The emotion captured in simple gestures really struck me each time I watched it.
Pretty exciting… I can type my name into U of T Library’s search field and my first ever academic journal article comes up! Independent music teachers, followed… Read more “First!”
Just returned from a full day of piano playing. Choir rehearsal ended at 9:20 p.m. and I just got home. It occurred to me on my walk… Read more “In the midst of it all”