This poor blog! Withering and fading from neglect. It’s been a combination of frenetic activity, other priorities, and to be truthful, not having much to say (that would be appropriate for this venue, at least). Still, I don’t mind a dwindling internet life so much. There are richer things to behold than the telemetry for a blog, and someday soon I’ll have more to say about this evolving musical life of mine.
You know the best thing about teaching music courses to non-majors? You get to remember music. Not instruments, not technique, or history or structure. Not department politics and auditions or royalty checks or things that can be failed at or stolen or compromised- ruined, bought and sold. I suppose this is why I have always gravitated towards adult students. For the vast majority, they’re in it for the right reason.
They want to be vessels for the music.