A Poem Real Quick

I want to write a poem real quick. Perhaps I’ll write a limerick. The problem is, I don’t recall Quite what a limerick is at all. I could get up and seek it out, But that’s not what this is about. I aim to do it fast and slick, So what comes out is what … Continue reading

Bird and Byrd on the Value of Voice Lessons

Bird and Byrd on the Value of Voice Lessons

The other day I found a perfect excerpt to share with you.  In my beloved Weiss & Taruskin textbook from college lie some words as true today as they were when written 425 years ago. William Byrd, who I like to believe is one of my husband’s ancestors, was a 16th century English church composer and … Continue reading

I Didn’t and I Don’t and It’s OK

I Didn’t and I Don’t and It’s OK

Welcome to day 8 of sickness and cancellations here at the Aviary.  Let me take you on a little tour of the nonhappenings of the Birds this week. Last Friday – One year old Lil P was coughing pretty bad so I stayed home from teaching to tend to the girls so that Nathan could … Continue reading

88 Partridges in a Birthday Tree

88 Partridges in a Birthday Tree

Busyness is one of those things that I try to avoid writing about.  And experiencing. My focus has been more on the 88 keys instead of the qwerty keys.  This week I performed a concert with my husband.  Every time we do a concert together it is preceded by intense stressors.  How long is long … Continue reading