Positivity

Negativity is something we're all warned against. We're told to be optimists, to see opportunities where others don't, but we're not always taught how. Turns out, it has a lot to do with discipline (something I need to work on). Lately, I've been obsessing over many different kinds of Ted Talks. From neuroscience, to music …

Take Care

You feel the exhaustion dripping from your eyes to create the dark circles underneath them. A new ring appears each morning, but you must press on. You have a goal: get your practice time in. There's never enough time. You always have more pieces to perfect, and your fingers won't do what they're told. They're …

Tale as Old as Time

It's an oldie but a goodie, truly a "tale as old as time." This arrangement and performance is from my early days of arranging and performing, but I still love the simplicity of the song, and I hope you do too. Have a great Valentine's Day, everyone!

The First Noel

With all the tumult of the Christmas season, I forgot about this blog. :/ Oh well, at least I can share some Christmas cheer with you all the best way I know how. New song on the SoundCloud channel: Hope you all enjoy! Merry Christmas!

Christmas Music

Most musicians who've been at it for a long time come to tolerate the long Christmas season. What audiences don't realize is that while they might get tired of all the Christmas Carols from November and December, musicians start practicing them back as early as August. That's how much time it takes to make something …

Hello There!

This is the first post on a shiny new blog! It is my goal to post something, anything at least once a week, probably on Fridays. This blog is mostly to keep me accountable regarding my practicing and also share the many thoughts that plague this writer and musician's brain. I'll try to keep it …