Thought for the Week

I ran across this quote last week, and thought it was a perfect sentiment for all of us as we wind down another semester: “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” ~William Blake Sometimes, in the middle of all of the teaching and learning we try to cram into our students’ years, it’s important to remember to fit in time to enjoy all … Continue reading

Impress vs. Express

I spent last Saturday accompanying some wonderful student soloists at our state high school Solo & Ensemble Festival, hosted by the music department of Emporia State University.  On a trip upstairs to the practice rooms, I ran across a hand-written sign tacked on a bulletin board at the end of the hall.   I LOVED this sentiment, and thought it was particularly appropriate to share … Continue reading

Thought for the Day

For a number of years, I’ve kept a page-a-day calendar from one of my favorite artists on top of my digital piano.   Most of the quotes and art are witty and lighthearted – a nice start to the teaching day as I prep the studio for students to arrive.  Every now and then, though, there’s something a bit more thought-provoking.  This quote from last … Continue reading