Justin Bieber Film Extended; Detroit Suspends Orchestra

I read it here.

… AND, if you are anywhere near Chicago on March 24, you could attend the concert!

From Jennet Ingel’s blog:

Chroma!
I could not be more excited about this video. My amazing pianist, Paul Hamilton, and his partner in crime, Caleb Vinson, did an amazing job shooting it and putting it together. The program, Chroma, will be performed in Valparaiso on March 27 and in South Bend on April 2 in addition to the Chicago date referenced here. Not to be missed!

Chroma from Caleb Vinson on Vimeo.

23. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Teaching

I charge by the lesson, because my schedule isn’t easy to work with and if I have to cancel a student I don’t want to “owe” the student anything. Many music instructors, though, charge by the month or by the quarter. I so appreciated a blog entry by a parent of a violin student.

I’m a parent of children enrolled in Suzuki music lessons. I’d like to explain to other parents why I feel – quite strongly, actually – that it is unreasonable of we parents to expect our teachers to make up lessons we miss, even if I know as well as they do just how expensive lessons are, and, equally importantly, how important that weekly contact is with the teacher to keeping practicing ticking along smoothly. I think that it is natural for we parents to share the point of view that students should have their missed lessons rescheduled, but if we were to ‘walk a mile’ in our teachers’ shoes, we might change our minds about what it is reasonable for us to expect of our teachers.

Like many parents, I pay in advance for lessons each term. In my mind, what this means is that I have reserved a regular spot in the busy schedules of my sons’ teachers. I understand – fully – that if I can’t make it to the lesson one week (perhaps my son is sick, or we are away on holiday, or there is some other major event at school) then we will pay for the lesson, but that my teacher is under no obligation to find another spot for me that week, or to refund me for the untaught lesson. And this is the way it should be.

Please read the whole thing!

23. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Videos

I first blogged about Calefax on August 19, 2008. I have enjoyed them ever since then. They are a really incredible group of reeds: oboe/English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone and bassoon. Watch as they “introduce” the instruments!

23. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

Man, i can’t wait to embarrass myself in front of everyone and fail this oboe test at 8:30 in the morning…

23. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

Double Recorder Player Michael – Walking in The Air

23. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

This is a free-reed mouth organ from Sabah Borneo

23. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Birthdays!

Born today, in 1685.

How about some Water Music?

Oboe Ensemble “Pavel Tornea”

23. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

I’m gonna start a band with me on guitar, and a few people on instruments like a keyboard, an oboe and a cymbal.