Been thinking about this sonata all day.

(Oh hi Tumblr, sorry I’ve been neglecting you!)

R is running around the house with breastmilk bottles held in a football tuck and singing nonsense to the last movement of Shosty 5. Bernstein of course. Parenting win or fail? IDK, pass the coffee.

I can imagine her horror and probably would have peed myself.

Today’s work: selecting student rep. #studioplum #piano #repertoire

Today’s work: selecting student rep. #studioplum #piano #repertoire

It’s that time again… #nfmc #festival #studioplum #piano #repertoire

It’s that time again… #nfmc #festival #studioplum #piano #repertoire

It’s only a paper moon

hanging over a canvas sea

but it wouldn’t be make-believe

if you believed in me

Returning from my Tumblr hiatus with some epic shade-throwing at Mariah levels.

Puttin’ the hammer down on my student’s Bach prelude this morning. #piano #bach #pedagogy #strictteacher

Puttin’ the hammer down on my student’s Bach prelude this morning. #piano #bach #pedagogy #strictteacher

Job switching

While I was off having a kid and wearing my stay-at-home-mom hat, this blog turned 2.  Two years old!  I can’t believe it.  Happy belated birthday to this motley collection.

Never fear though, I return to work tomorrow and will soon have more things to say.  I’ve got a lot of exciting things happening this semester (hopefully) and will be able to talk about them.  I’ll say that I taught a “eurhythmics” class (again, I can’t call it Dalcroze officially because there’s licensing attached to the name and I don’t have my certificate yet because I was having a baby this summer) to a group of young kids at music camp for two weeks this summer.  It was fun, and always informative, and now that I’m a Dalcroze Society of America member, I can go online and watch videos of people who are much, much better than I.  Including Stephen, who I suspect may be reading this post since he has a Google alert for anything related to eurhythmics and Dalcroze.  Hello!

I’ll leave you guys with this: teaching movement class to a bunch of kids aged 6-10 really should be called “lessons in crowd control using a piano.”  Everything worked so much better when I shut my mouth and just let the piano do the talking.

Tumblr’s reaction to tonight’s Game of Thrones episode: priceless.