Music Soothes the Soul

“If a child hears good music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.” –Shinchi Suzuki (1898 – 1998)...more
Music can totally change your mood.... I know when I am stressed, it helps calm me.  But I also ...more

My Reason For Disliking Miley Cyrus' Behavior Might Surprise You

Everybody's talking about her. Who? The tongue-wagging, twerking, titillating (yeah, pun absolutely intended) Miley Cyrus. Everyone has an opinion an I am no exception. I just feel the need to explain mine so that you understand where it comes from. In this understanding, you will know me and be able to relate to me better as a person, like it or not. I judged her harshly while others in social media defended her and lifted up praises to her holy name, screaming, "She is woman, let her roar!" ...more

Baby's Got Sauce!

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'Love Will Change' Video

“Missmissea: Lisa it will be available for download on iTunes this week so you can listen to it ...more

Verses and Flow: Season 3 - Recap Episode 2

I am still on a high from last night's Verses and Flow performances...please tell me you completely understand the lyrical journey Carlos Andres Gomez took you on last night? You don't remember getting up on Saturday mornings (those of us in the late 30's to mid-40 range) with a bowl of Captain Crunch watching your favorite cartoon thinking in your mind, damn this is the life!!!...more

Supporting musically talented children

Musically talented children often face an uphill battle when trying to maintain enthusiasm for their studies. What typically starts with excitement and focused effort can end in boredom, apathy and disappointment. Several authors (e.g., Haroutounian, 2002, Parncutt & McPherson, 2002) have offered ideas for enhancing musical training and motivating young musicians....more

Sometimes The Journey Is More Entertaining Than The Destination

My friend, Brenda, is a die-hard Journey fan.  She purchased tickets to see the band (again) on their 2013 tour and I agreed to (once again) accompany her to one of their concerts.  I like Journey songs, I've seen them in concert three times (although never when Steve Perry was with the band), and I find it an entertaining experience.  Last night the actual concert itself took a backseat to all of the crazy events that occurred on our "journey" to see Journey!...more

The Subversive Stylings of Bruno Mars

Although everyone was up in arms about Miley Cyrus pole-dance-twerking at the VMAs on Robin Thicke, no one seemed to notice who was the truly subversive (and truly talented) musical artist in the room ... Bruno Mars. Mars has been quietly turning out hit after hit, for himself and other artists for the past few years....more

Thank Heaven for Little Girls

The kid, although she's only 9, is a big One Direction fan, so Friday found us at their concert film/documentary, One Direction: This is Us. The movie took the #1 spot in the U.S. on its opening weekend, but has since dropped a few notches. No surprise,  it opened huge in England and was #1 at the British box office....more

Music Reinforces Our Tight Bond

Music Reinforces Our Tight BondMusic is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.  ~Ludwig van Beethoven...more