What Is A Toxic Friend?

We all have that person in our life who we’ve known for a long time and have always liked spending time with…until we found ourselves realizing that things have changed and we don’t actually enjoy that person anymore.  She makes us feel agitated, she...

Girl Power? Not Until We Change A Few Things

This past Sunday I had an interesting conversation with my friend Jill, who runs a successful choral program in a public school. We were discussing the new school year, the current challenges of the pandemic, and the effect that remote learning had on the kids,...

Teens Need ZZZZZZZZs

This week, I encountered two music students who were not their usual “on-the-ball selves” during their private lessons.  After observing them make a few mistakes that they normally wouldn’t make and a whole lot of yawning, I asked each girl if she was...