You only get two ears. Keep them hearing as long as possible! In September, I went to the U2 Concert at Arrowhead stadium with my husband and fellow KCRB owner, Matt, and my sister, Julie. Beck was the opening act.
“I don’t have a musical bone in my body!” “I have no musical talent.” As a musician and music teacher, I hear phrases like these regularly. There is a prevailing belief that talent is what it takes to excel in
Hello KCRB students! I recently watched an incredible TED talk by neuroscientist Lisa Genova titled, “What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s”. Genova says Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be our destiny—even without further development in medicine. How can this be?
Practice Tips Booklet – Do you have yours? Hello and Happy Summer! We are having a wonderful start to summer at KCRB with lots of new students and a new Elementary Rock Band! Three years ago, I created a booklet
Being a beginner….again. About nine months ago, I took up a hobby from my childhood—making pottery. I took a few classes on using a pottery wheel in school, but most of that knowledge is long gone. My first three visits
Are you as excited about Spring as I am?! This season change is my favorite. I become a new person when the sun starts shiing and I can go outside without a coat! Spring also means a student concert
A few months ago I wrote about a book I was reading, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. I finally finished it in January and found it really insightful. Cameron makes the argument that the creative process is a
Side Effects of Studying Music: Strength of Character I just watched a video by Simon Sinek on the shortcomings and challenges of the Millennial Generation. (If you’d like to see it—search online for “Simon Sinek on Millennials in the
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were wonderful! We loved the time off but are so glad to be back teaching music lessons. Looking back on last year, wasn’t 2016…unusual? I mean, in the world, yes, very. But also
December is here! This is my FAVORITE month and, probably not a coincidence, is also the month most filled with musical performances! Below I’ve listed out some noteworthy live music events going on in Kansas City this month. Search online