Gratitude

Gratitude is a word that we see a great deal this time of year, and it’s something that I’ve been trying to be reflective of in my everyday life since the fall semester began back in August. What I’ve found in doing so is that I have more to be grateful for than I ever …

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Memories of Marching Band

I always associate this time of year with new beginnings. There’s a certain cycle to the academic life, and even though the calendar year resets in January, for me the real new year begins in August. As I go through my usual preparations for the beginning of another school year, I can’t help but be …

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the value of music

Lately I’ve been thinking about the impact of music on lives. Not only my life or the lives of my students, but on everyone’s life. We are currently in a debate in this country about the relative value of arts education in general and music education in specific. While those of us involved in arts …

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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog and webpage! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and check out this blog, which I hope will be informative, insightful, and maybe even a little bit fun. When I was a teenager playing saxophone in my high school band, I would never have dreamed that music would …

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