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Recording with the Moravian Philharmonic


Thirty years ago, I wrote one of my most popular and most performed works, The Mitten. Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra commissioned this piece in 1986. The Minnesota Orchestra has performed it hundreds of times. The Mitten is also a favorite for the Atlanta Symphony and appears regularly on their children’s programs. The Mitten is a musical […]

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New Drums, New Insights

Tablas I bought in India

Most professional musicians have given music lessons. We want our students to practice more, try harder, play for fun, all those things and more. A frustrating thing for me has been students with bad instruments. You know, the piano that sits in the garage, stringed instruments that have never had the bridge or nut adjusted, the […]

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