Schools are opening up!

There’s a flood of listings for teachers right now, as schools of all sorts look ahead to the day when they can fully open their doors. If you have any aspirations to find yourself a job as a music instructor of some sort, it’s time to tune up your resume and send your interview outfit … Read more

Cherished music from the past…and a little reminder to protect it

I have a sad tale that many musicians share: I once lost ten years’ worth of digital recording files due to the unexpected failure of an external hard drive. I had chosen carefully, protected the drive from the usual threats (heat, surge, virus, etc.), and it was only about three years old, which is about … Read more

Flying lesson

This is you, although it might not feel like it right now. The trick is, if you stop believing, you’ll stop flapping. You’ll forget how to glide. And flying will seem further and further out of reach. Believe. Be ready to glide when you feel the air shift. We’ll be flying again soon enough.

(Hiding out until normal comes back)

Here’s the problem with hiding out: “What’s normal again?” Can’t remember. And of course, it doesn’t matter much, because as things shut down and eventually open up again, things will be different… again. What we have to embrace is that the newness and strangeness of how the world is changing is OK. Look for the … Read more

Are you decorating yet?

Prepping for our upcoming unSUNg concert, a very multicultural affair, Ariel and I have been exploring a number of ways that people celebrate different parts of December. It’s also led to no small bit of nostalgia. When I was growing up, my mother bought two gorgeous cross stitch Advent calendars as kits in Solvang, each … Read more

New “deal” this year

That’s a lot of empty seats. And those seats have affected all of this year, which is why, in case you haven’t noticed, we didn’t do a set a Black Friday promotions this year. I’m very grateful to those of you who have kept your memberships going this year. If you haven’t been able to, … Read more

Sunny side up

It’s been a week full of shattering changes, with a side order of big, juicy uncertainty. But what we know is this: the current crisis will pass, and we all need to be ready to move when the time comes. So take care of yourselves, but be sure you’re keeping your spirits up along the … Read more

Don’t forget the silly

With viruses and freelancer laws and politics and life and speed bumps and obligations and schedules and budgets and closures and more, there are a lot of reasons to be serious right now. Don’t let it go too far. Grab a reason to cut loose at least once a day, just for the sake of … Read more

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