There's little that's more fulfilling to me than seeing the light bulb go on when a child or an adult "gets it". Learning something new feels so good to all of us that, for me, the excitement of or...
He put up with it in a way that a sleeping cat deals with a toddler tugging on it's tail: ears folded back in distain and tail twitching in obvious annoyance, but stubbornly refusing to move to an u...
As an active reviewer I read many items every day. One thing I find myself noticing most often, is the absence of rhythm. The word is used most often in poetry, but it's the heart of all writing. ...
It's past midnight. An inhuman hour reserved for zombies, shift workers and other monsters. The unnatural light from my CRT monitor is etching pits in my retinas as I desperately try to make tomorrow'...
agging sock feet slip on the waxy buffed linoleum as I awkwardly shuffle my way past a gaggle of giggling girls in baby pink tutus. I'm wearing my yoga clothes, which have sadly not seen a yoga mat i...
Music lessons have been talked about for years. The importance of them cannot be over stated. There are many approaches and ideas about music and if lessons actually help. A private tutor is like a Pe...
Even the characters in books have loyal and adoring fans. One such character is the most popular detective of all fictional detective classics. His name is Sherlock Holmes. His fans still visit the ad...
It may be that in musical retrospect, from a luxury of twenty-twenty critical hindsight, that Astor Piazzolla will be seen as having done in the twentieth century for the tango what Frederick Chopin d...
Violin is associated with western Classical music where musicians learn by reading printed music and they play exactly what is written, note for note. This music can be extremely complex and challeng...
If you're really into playing the violin or you really like the symphony, chances are you have heard of Eric Lewis. Not only is Eric Lewis known for being the first violinist for the Manhattan String...