March 11, 2017
This review originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of the European String Teacher Association (ESTA) Journal. In 2009, before I left for Venezuela to work with its national orchestra network, better known as El Sistema, Tricia Tunstall presented me with a copy of her piano memoir Note by Note. One evening on my travels […]
October 2, 2016
Expecting a large ensemble to improvise as successfully as a jazz quintet is ludicrous.
August 30, 2016
I’m tired of being stomped like a foot-action player piano and then being told I’m empowered and improvising.
August 7, 2016
Didn't make it to Glasgow? Here's some of the stuff you might have missed.
August 3, 2016
I miss the old days, when doing a conference entailed sequencing a few heart-warming anecdotes from Venezuela, and where the only challenge was choosing the right tone and tenor to leave the audience bathed in moral elevation having heard firsthand the power of music. I particularly missed those days at 3am last Wednesday morning when […]