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Garden Inspirations

Quail Ridge Garden Club has inspired me to plant gardens and play piano. This year I was invited to perform a musical review …

Piano for Patrols

Crosspointe Elementary School is just four minutes away from our home in Boynton Beach. It’s a Title 1 school, where over 90% of …

Musical Romances

Clara Wieck was only nine years old when Robert Schumann came to study piano with her father. She was sixteen when they …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last Friday evening Leslie, David and I attended an hour-long jazz tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Zach Bartholomew’s Trio at the Coral …

Why I love Classical Music

What does the term “classical music” mean to you? Bach? Beethoven? the Beatles? To me, classical music means the great works of Haydn, …

Rice 50th Reunion

My 50th Rice Reunion began with a joyous re-uniting of old friends at the lovely home of Patti Everett, whom I first met on …

Three Days in Paris

Paris was resplendent when we first saw it in June 1967 and again in 1986 and 1994. Those broad avenues lined with …

Lyon, Then & Now

An International Piano Workshop attracted me to Lyon, France in 1994 for twelve intense days of learning new ways to teach music. …

Sounds of British Music

A piece for glass harmonica and accordion opened the Proms Concert at Royal Albert Hall in London on August 1, my first musical …

Music & More at Chautauqua

Flutist Jim Walker was the first of three outstanding professional musicians I encountered this year at Chautauqua. He is an old friend …