Music is Complicated

Music has always been complicated for me. First I didn’t take it seriously enough, then I took it so seriously I burned out on it for years… twice. So this year I’m playing again, challenging myself in big ways and trying to move past the imperfections that seem more...

Odd Fellows Vallejo Renovation Project Phase 1 | Indiegogo

This is a pretty great project, combining the efforts of an older generation of Odd Fellows with a new one and trying to revitalize a hall from the 1870’s to benefit the current Vallejo community. The term “Odd Fellows” does amuse me when speaking of...

SF Blind Cafe Now Auditioning Musicians for Small Chamber Orchestra

A Concert and Sensory Tasting In The Pitch Dark! I just got a note from Rosh Rocheleau who is putting together the music for this very interesting project. First, a little background from their website: “The San Francisco Blind Cafe, is a mind bending / heart...

Music education helps kids learn to read — study

This makes great sense to me, along with learning dance or martial arts to help with movement. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/06/24/music-education-helps-kids-learn-to-read-study/