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July 17, 2012

Just for Fun: A Peek into Our Music Culture

Music not only creates memories, but in doing so, music serves to knit a family together. When our son was stationed in the Middle East, he introduced me to “The Piano Guys” via YouTube links which he’d send to me.  Knowing that we’re especially sentimental about this song, he made a point of sending it.  […]

July 14, 2012

The Gift of Hearing Music

  My photographer friend Kim. who lives in Pacific Grove, California, has a son in a jazz band, called “The Clock Stoppers.”  She writes: One Saturday morning, during a break in the jazz performance at a local park, the drummer asked this attentive boy if he would like to play the drums.  He LOVED it, especially since […]

July 11, 2012

A Quick Spot of Tea: Vivaldi and a Favorite Poem

Grab your cup of tea, a little snack, and come sit and be refreshed! Tea:  Youthberry from Teavana   Music: A real lute playing Vivaldi’s D major lute concerto.  The second movement captivated me as a little child and I searched for it as an adult.  Would you believe that I first heard this melody on Sesame […]

July 10, 2012

Brunch and Blessings

Attention homeschool moms!  I will be one of the speakers at this event.  Saturday, September 8th, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Brunch & Blessings for Homeschool Moms Come share your thoughts & ideas on how RBCS can support your endeavors as a homeschooler This is a time to kick off the school year,  fellowship, […]

July 10, 2012

Music Culture: Music for Bedtime or Naptime

We moms all recognize how difficult it is for us to stop our day when we should and start to unwind.  For our little ones who are afraid that they’re going to miss something exciting, how much more difficult!  Even as we need our bedtime routine, so do they, so why not make music a […]

July 2, 2012

A Memory from Childhood

Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” Have you ever had a melody from childhood stuck in your brain? Here is a favorite piece of music from childhood which has been sweetly going through my mind here recently.  It has been whispering to me ever since it surprised me as I was waking Friday morning.    What a wonderful piece […]

June 28, 2012

Rainy Day Tea Party

                    A rainy winter day?  Dreariness is all you see outside.  What to do to celebrate? Have a Rainy Day Tea Party! Brighten your day with some fun food, lovely music, an entertaining tale of a composer with a leaky roof, and a rain poem. First is the […]

June 17, 2012

NPR interview with Jonah Lehrer: How Creativity Works

NPAll Things Considered March 19, 2012 What makes people creative? What gives some of us the ability to create work that captivates the eyes, minds and hearts of others? Jonah Lehrer, a writer specializing in neuroscience, addresses that question in his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Lehrer defines creativity broadly, considering everything from the […]

March 31, 2012

Soul Food

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” — Johann Sebastian Bach   Bach signed each of his works S.D.G. “To God alone be the glory.”  Do you think that he asked the Lord’s blessing over each of his works […]

January 7, 2012

How to practice your instrument: Part 7

Learn from your mistakes – Learn from your mistakes–don’t be too hard on yourself. If you make a mistake, if you mess up in a concert, it’s not the end of the world. It’s like dropping the touchdown pass in the championship. Everybody’s looking at you, all your friends, your mama and daddy are up […]

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