I know a cure for sadness-
Let your hands touch
makes your eyes smile. I bet there are a hundred
objects close by that can do
that. Look at
beauty’s gift to us- her power is so great she enlivens the earth, the sky, our
As we dive into the darkness of fall, I am comforted by the prospect of long hours to practice, to warm up the home with beautiful food, friends, family and music…
This fall has already been a remarkable time to learn, to devote myself to my two passions of yoga and music. I have taken a leave of absence from my public studio classes so that I may prepare for the ARCT piano performance exam with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. I have been given so much support from students, colleagues and teachers…Thank you so much!
Having only gotten back into playing the piano five years ago, after a 14 year hiatus while raising children and doing hoards of yoga, I am thrilled to be at the cusp of achieving a life long dream! Here is the last section of a Beethoven Sonata that I have been working on for two years. I could never be where I am without yoga…learning how to breathe, to calm the nervous system, to stay in the heat of the moment, releasing unnecessary tension….and of course celebrating the beauty of life!
if you want to know more about this piece, read “Buddhism and Beethoven” on the “Yoga and Music Ponderings” page…