Components of Musicality – Part 1 What makes a good musician? Is it just playing the right notes? Thankfully, no! There are so many dimensions to being a musician, and for the next few months we will explore them.
Hello Everyone! Right now I’m researching Christmas music and holiday concerts, but it is 52 degrees outside. I’m not quite in the Christmas mood yet, which is very unusual for me. I’m usually the earliest and longest Christmas celebrator I
Our Fall Recitals are here! Everyone is invited – these concerts are free and open to the public. Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 Both at 6:00pm – 1414 E 103rd St. Kansas City, MO Evangel Youth Building, across
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