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Holiday Recital at Brookdale, Assisted Living, Friendswood, Texas ❄️⛄️❄️


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🎄🎶Oh what fun it was playing holiday music, including Christmas carols and the Dreidel Song, for the residents at Brookdale on December 7. Guest flutist, Donna Jerz, and I started the program with 2 movements from Suite Modale. Then, sleigh bells ringing, flute and piano led the group in singing Jingle Bells. Piano students continued the program by playing their favorite carols and songs from their repertoires. Kudos to our two Jazz Festival winners, Kyndsey Jones and Ereka Jayasekara, who received trophies. All students received their recital award composer statuettes. A Brookdale resident was the lucky winner of the beautiful pointsettia door prize.

Festive refreshments were were served after the program as we socialized with parents and residents to wrap up holiday cheer for all. 🎶

The New Year is just around the corner. Now is a good time to practice up and get ready for Gold Cup Festival on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas.

May I recommend a very effective and challenging app to improve your sight reading skills? Flash Note Derby, of course!

A very Musical Happy New Year to all!

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Last Minute Jitters?


jumping jacksHow many of us get jittery before our performance?  Almost all of us!  But there is a way to ease our stage fright.

This year, I attended a workshop given by Vicki Conway, who teaches “DevelopMental” Fitness.  As we await our turn to perform, she says, adrenalin is rushing through our bodies, causing us to experience the fight or flight syndrome. The way to calm down is to do Integration WarmUp back stage. By doing   8 – 12 sets of jumping  jacks among other exercises, with hands and feet always starting and stopping together, we can help redistribute the adrenalin and calm our bodies. Try to drink a glass of water before and after the work-out. Now we are ready for our performance!

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