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Going paperless in a paper-full music world


How a teacher & musician has gone paperless this past year. Here are 3 apps that I have used as a church musician that has made my life easier!

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The singing tattoo


  The verses tattooed on your soul captive in your piercing gaze let them be let them free let them fly let them soar The song of your life a prisoner of the war -the turmoil boiling in you- let it breathe let it sing let it perform let it live -MP

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The French Smuggler: French Inspiration in Henk Badings’ Trois Chansons-Abstract


As part of my first semester in Graduate School, I had to enroll in a Graduate Research class supervised by Dr. Anita Hardeman. The abstract for my paper is the following: After the end of the Second World War, Henk Badings, a Dutch composer, wrote his Trois Chansons Bretonnes. Seen as the continuation of the […]

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Bringing people together.


“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit.No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.” John Denver Related articles […]

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If Music is the exaltation of the mind…


“Music is the exaltation of the mind derived from things eternal, bursting forth in sound.” Thomas Aquinas Now, if Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Italian priest, said this 8 centuries ago… what can we say about Literature? Most of the quotes you will find about Literature is on how language is used to create worlds, galaxies […]

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How to achieve a state of mindfulness & relaxation when you’re a musician.


Let’s face it, if you’re a musician you may be in a constant state of stress. This may be because of too many rehearsals, deadlines, concerts, too many scores to learn, and or teach. Sometimes we even have to bring our work home! To everything that may be happening in our professional lives, we have to […]

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Sweeter than Death


I wish I could stop this feeling That I could stop this pain Wish I could stop this anger boiling through my veins I wish you did something (something) I couldn’t forget Something unforgivable Something insane Something insane You’ll be the death of me you’ll take me to my grave But death will be sweeter […]

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Diamonds


Another day has come and gone away Look over my phone to check if you’re awake And here I lie asleep thinking: Will I see you again? I pray to that God that you’ll still here to stay Your voice haunts me time and time again These memories just crash and here I pray Remember […]

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Mes yeux


Mes yeux pleurent pour vous. La nuit est froide sans vous. La distance joue avec mon coeur Mon âme soupire pour un baiser L’âme veut pour vous Ma présence est nule Sans vous ici à côté de moi … Me serrant … Tout ce que je sais, c’est que nous serons ensemble Je vais attendre […]

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Let’s Chat Over Coffee- Chapter 8 (a)


Chapter Eight                  “I can’t do this…” Said Bradley throwing the sheet music to the floor. “Why didn’t I study business or psychology?!”. Picking up his iPhone, he looked at the picture he took with Colin that day they went on their “brodate” to the coffeeshop. “I wonder what he’s doing right now… Maybe he’s […]

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