Tag Archives: voice lessons

oh boy

This is how I feel already, and contracts haven’t even started.

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But some parts of the day are more like this, all at the same time:

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Contracts?  Let’s not forget about the 18 private lessons I’ll be teaching most weeks too.  Students have emerged and want to study with me.  Hallelujah!  But I need 27 hours each day.


And then there are these days:

My kids

The usual rash of post-singing photos taken after juries this week . . . .

Somehow I missed getting one with Magnus on Monday! And Will on Wednesday!

With my two graduating seniors.

Publications: A philosophy of teaching

From years ago, in the Indiana Choral Directors state newsletter, this initial statement of my own philosophy of teaching:

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My current written statement is posted on this blog.

Proud teacher

Jett Blackorby, a senior at Jerseyville High School, starred as the title character in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in his high school production this weekend.

I was a proud voice teacher.  This kid is just super!

 

Reminiscences: a new job

This clipping from the local Blue Springs newspaper announces my appointment in 1993 to the adjunct faculty at Graceland College in Iowa. I taught part-time there for three years, whilst also teaching at the local community college and at the University of Central Missouri (as lecturer in music).

Memories: senior recital

Twenty years ago today, my then-seniors in high school sang a senior recital.

I found the program in my father’s belongings.

Of these students, I visited with Matt Wilson in Chicago two or three years ago, and Jimmy Boswell is a Facebook friend.  The rest have disappeared.

These students were an especially good group, and I adored teaching them.