My Favorite Reads in 2013

It is so difficult to look through the list of books I read this past year and narrow it down into a list of…

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Audiobook Review: How Music Works by David Byrne

Title: How Music WorksAuthor: David ByrneNarrator: Andrew GarmanPublisher: Recorded Books, LLCReleased: September 1, 2013Source: borrowed from local library Amazon | Barnes & Noble |…

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Non-Fiction November Week 2: Be the Expert

This week’s topic for Non-Fiction November is “Be the Expert.” I’m a musician, so I guess you could say I’m an expert in classical music,…

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Little Women

I’m playing in the orchestra for the local university’s production of the musical Little Women. Tomorrow is opening night! The singers sound fantastic. I’m…

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Dr. Seuss and the Art of Musicality

My local music teachers association had its first meeting of the year last Saturday. Our guest speaker was violist Hillary Herndon (pictured right) from…

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Strings Attached by Joanne Lipman & Melanie Kupchynsky

Title: Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great ExpectationsAuthor: Joanne Lipman & Melanie KupchynskyPublisher: HyperionExpected Release: October 1, 2013Source: publisher (NetGalley)…

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Review: Inspired Practice by Erica Sipes

Title: Inspired PracticeAuthor: Erica SipesPublisher: Blurb (self-published)Released: July 12, 2013Source: author Author’s Website | Blurb | Goodreads Synopsis (from author’s website): The art of practicing…

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Opera A to Z by Liddy Lindsay

Title: Opera A to ZAuthor: Liddy LindsayPublisher: Pinwheel BooksExpected Release: June 30, 2013Source: publisher (NetGalley) Publisher Website | Goodreads Synopsis (from Goodreads): Opera A…

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Little Music Lessons for Kids by Tatiana Bandurina

Title: Little Music Lessons for Kids: Lessons 1-2-3: Three Cheerful Music Stories about a Staff, a Treble Clef and the Line NotesAuthor: Tatiana BandurinaPublisher:…

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The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket

Title: The Composer Is DeadAuthor: Lemony SnicketPublisher: HarperCollinsReleased: March 2009Source: borrowed from local library Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis: There’s dreadful…

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