Violinist and Teacher in Tucson, AZ

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Friday, October 1st, 2010

Saturday evening, my wife and I went to hear Mariusz Patyra play the Paganini Violin Concerto #1 in D Major. It was an interesting evening. Mr. Patyra immediately struck me as an interesting character, with just his appearance. He is tall and thin, and has a slight resemblance to John de Lancie (“Q” in Star […]

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Just got back home from a concert at a local middle school, Robinson Middle School here in Plano, Texas. It was, to say the least, an interesting experience. I had not previously bothered to go to a middle- or high-school orchestra concert in Plano simply because I didn’t think it would be worth my time […]

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Back when I was studying violin as a teen, the way you got sheet music was to go down to the local music store, usually with the name of the piece that your teacher just told you to get written down on a piece of paper, and look it up. If they didn’t have it […]

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I have been taking piano lessons from a teacher in Plano (from an eccentric old man who is an excellent teacher, named Leon) for a couple of years now. I initially wanted to be able to handle simple accompaniments for my violin students, but I quickly found that the real value of my piano lessons […]

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Hello, world! I am a professional violinist and teacher, and I will be using this blog to talk about items of interest to me in that role. I hope that I will find some other readers that find my musings of interest. I’m also learning about blogging and internet stuff as I go, so there […]