Month: March 2014

The student exceeds the teacher…

Recently my daughter was admitted to the National Honor Society (NHS). It’s awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character–so its not just an academic award. You have to apply and all that. And

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The anti-hunkering down plan…

I was having a chat with a very close friend, and I was talking about how things are going right now in general. For me, talking about this stuff helps me see what I’m going through more clearly. It’s like

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In Praise of Ralph Hardimon

When I was in high school and college I performed with a drum corps called the Santa Clara Vanguard (SCV). This weekend at their annual banquet, one of my instructors, Ralph Hardimon, is being inducted into their Hall Of Fame.

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Success is the habit, not the act…

…or in the case of music, practice and rehearsal is the habit. I teach a winter percussion line at a local high school. This past weekend, they made a big cognitive leap as an ensemble . Here’s the interesting part:

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Elvis is IN the building…or, It’s the little things v.2, TCB mix

Here’s another story about the new special needs drumline I’m working with. (Sorry, but it’s so amazing and fun working with them, you’ll be hearing a lot from me on this subject in the coming weeks.) Last night we were

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