Born in the Duchy of Warsaw (present-day Poland) and raised in Warsaw, Frederick Chopin (1810-1849) settled in Paris by the time he was 21 years old. His musical compositions are primarily for solo piano and remain among the most popular selections for students, artists, and audiences. While admired for his technical virtuosity at the piano, he was generally … Continue reading February 16, 1848: Chopin’s Final Concert
Combining my interest in history with performing on a magnificent organ seemed like a great idea, so when Mike Hobbs, from the Civil War Round Table, asked me to provide a program for them I quickly agreed. I had absolutely no idea, however, how this event would grow...and grow...and grow over the next days and … Continue reading Join the Ranks!
2013-14 was the first year for a music program at the school where I teach general music and choir to middle and high school students. Our spring concert was last night, and I am incredibly proud of the great progress made by these students in just one year. They performed the music wonderfully, stood tall, … Continue reading Making Music with My Friends