Violinist and Teacher in Tucson, AZ

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Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Last Thursday, I was prepared to have a string sectional rehearsal for the NTSO at my house. Despite some minor problems, including a clogged-up kitchen sink, I managed to get my living room cleared and ready. Nobody came. I got some practice in myself, but I was wondering why absolutely nobody else showed up. It […]

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Last Sunday, the NTSO performed at the Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas. I’m the 3rd from the left in the photo that Georgene took at the final rehearsal. The concert was reasonably well-received, despite some major problems with the venue. For political reasons, the concert got reviews that I would characterize as unreasonably charitable. Since […]

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

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Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Fall recital got put off due to various circumstances (one of which was my change in employment) until almost Winter! Indeed, it has been cold enough the past few nights to finally kill off the mosquitoes! But Winter doesn’t begin officially until next week, so I still made in under the wire. It will […]

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Some background: I have had some minor hearing loss that has bothered me for several years. In fact, I’ve been aware of some hearing loss since the early 70’s. Due to the pattern of the loss being worse at very low and very high frequencies, I have some trouble hearing the pitch of piano notes […]