Singer’s mind

Singer’s mind (sourced on Snappa.com, May 2, 2024) I’m shocked to see that it’s been over a month since I last wrote. The only explanation for this is the particular convergence of events that happens in any post-secondary music educator’s...

Friction Point

Friction point (sourced on snappa.com March 2024) Those readers who drive stick shift will know what I mean when I speak of the intense feeling of the “friction point” an engine needs to reach before the delicate balance between releasing the clutch and...

This is what growth looks like

Hannah Piercey (Baker’s Wife) & Roland Kessler (Baker), Opera Laurier, Into the Woods 2024 (photo by @kaelaboschcaptures) I don’t often single out individual students in this column, but every now and again, it’s important to acknowledge...

Intention. Conviction.

Alison Crockett (aka MsDivaBlu) and KB riffing at Shenandoah CCM Institute, July 2023 We have the great joy this week of hosting Jazz Diva Alison Crockett, aka MsDivaBlu, at Laurier Music. Talk about sending out Black History Month with a bang! I first met Alison last...

Listen up

Listen up (sourced on Snappa. com, Feb. 8, 2024) When considering listening, I need to be mindful of what I say and how I say it. It’s so easy to imagine our thoughts and ideas are being clearly communicated, because we understand what we mean. But each one of...