So I moved to Minneapolis. My heart is still sore from leaving my DC students and colleagues (heck, I still miss my LA folks every. single. day.) but I’m immersing myself in the business at hand until the ache is less acute. For now, that business is teaching some wonderful young musicians at the Blake School, cultivating a private studio, and getting down to the nuts and bolts of putting together a follow-up text to AMCM, How To Be a Lousy Cellist in 17 Easy Steps. A working title, but you get the drift- it’s a humorous takedown of the habits that can make the cello harder than it has to be.

Other than that, it’s been a lot of hiking and writing, bumming around coffee houses and waiting for it to get cold. Not a bad start. More soon.