Ford Tractor, Cowboy Hat and Music to Boot

Posted Posted in Posts about Liam

I broke my back doing a bit of garden work years ago. Now, this was way before I acquired the old Ford tractor I now have. Anyway, working in the garden was A LOT of fun until that point. I mean, I tried growing everything except beans and tomatoes. Nothing worked except for two native Florida guava trees I had. When they started fruiting… YEEEhaaa! I can’t tell you how EXCITING of an experience that was. Those little trees grew to be like 10 feet high and gave pounds and pounds of fruit each year. Unfortunately, I had to say […]

Smile, Soft, Simple, Swing, Space, Shape

Posted Posted in MUSIC EDUCATION

An article by Dennis Winge Not too long ago, a student was in my studio looking at the bulletin board in the office portion of the room, where I have my own personal reminder to myself about performing in big, bold letters.  “Smile, Soft, Simple, Swing, Space, Shape” is the summary of the reminder.  She asked if she could take a picture of it, and I was a bit shy about it, but agreed.  Then I realized that there is nothing to be secretive about in regards to this, and that if I share my own personal experience about why and […]