Remarks read at the 2016 New York State School Superintendents’ Conference: On behalf of the Rockville Centre Schools community, the singers and I come before you as advocates for music education. And we ask you to consider a bold change in the narrative regarding arts education. Over the two decades of my teaching career, I have been part of many advocacy campaigns that seek to save … Continue reading Changing the Narrative in Arts Education
This post was originally published on the NAfME Music in a Minuet Blog. Click here to read it. Continue reading Bring Them Back: The Benefits of an Alumni Recital
Another day of awful news has descended on all of us. I don’t know about you, but it’s easy for me to become overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of problems facing our world. And every day, I work through a series of scenarios in my head where I play out what I can possibly do to alleviate any of them. Most of the time I … Continue reading Feeling helpless these days? Yeah. Me, too.
The Other Side of Mothering Last week I was saying goodbye to a friend who I knew I wouldn’t see for a while and I suddenly blurted out, “Don’t worry. It’ll get easier. Someday your kids won’t be all-consuming and you’ll feel like going out into the world and doing stuff again.” It was completely unsolicited and luckily received with a relieved smile. I brazenly … Continue reading The Other Side of Mothering
Click here to read this post published on the NAfME Music in a Minuet Blog. Continue reading Saving Yourself from Yourself: An Audition Day Checklist for You and Your Brain
This post originally appeared in Minds on Music (Kindermusik’s International Blog). Click here to read it. Continue reading Realizing Your Child’s Musical Potential
Click here to read some of my thoughts on music education. “Joy from music-making doesn’t only come to the very best musicians—it belongs to all of us.” Continue reading NAfME Member Spotlight Interview