Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy this special, festive day of sharing everything from food to friendship. Remember to make music a key feature of your day. Your mind, soul, and body will thank you! Thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit my site. I am grateful for each and every one of you. …

Just A Common Soldier Poem

Hi everyone. It’s important to remember how much our military veterans sacrifice for our freedoms. Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day, and a variety of other tribute days are upcoming. I believe it is worth sharing a timely poem titled “Just A Common Soldier”. It is written by A. Lawrence Vaincourt. I am sharing this as a …

Why Play Classical Music?

Hi everyone. Some of you have been contacting me asking why classical music is even necessary. Since my musical background began with playing this genre, I thought it appropriate to discuss why playing this centuries-old genre is important. So, here goes… Improves Focus Musicians must stay focused when playing classical music. With all the factors …

Memorable Tom Petty Quotes To Pay Tribute

Hi everyone. As many of you are, I am heartbroken by the death of Tom Petty. He has always been one of my favorites, both music-wise and personality-wise. He was a man of principles, who stood up to the music industry. I believe it is appropriate to share some Tom Petty quotes to pay tribute. …

Wedding Music Playlist

Hi everyone. Some of you have contacted me requesting more information about my classical wedding music playlist and/or library. If you have a favorite, just let me know and we can work something out. My repertoire is far more diverse than what is listed in this post. Compositions I have played include some of the …

Proudly Sharing A Recent Review…

Proudly sharing a recent review from a wedding performance I was honored to participate in: I really wanted a solo flutist for our ceremony and was very happy to find Marie with all her experience. We had multiple phone calls in the months before to finalize the music pieces- we wanted all classical. Marie arrived …

Canon In D: Another Wedding Music Clip

Hi everyone. I thought it would be fun to share another music clip I just finished. This classical composition – titled ‘Canon In D’ is a very popular wedding choice, dating back to the 1800’s. Composer is Johann Pachelbel. Here is only a small bit of this beautiful tune played on my silver flute:

Enjoy My New Brahms Audio Clip

Hi everyone. While I am still figuring out how all this digital technology works on a new computer….please enjoy this audio clip I just finished. Johannes Brahms is the composer. ‘Blessed Are They’ is the composition. Brahms has always been one of my favorite classical composers. His music is soothing, intricate, and brings out the …

Musician Stretching Exercises

Hi everyone. Well, the July 4th festivities are over and it’s time to start practicing for upcoming gigs. It’s also time to remember the importance of taking care of our livelihood – our hands. Here are some stretching exercises that I find helpful. See if they help you… Prayer stretch. Simply place your hands together …