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Twilight Turns to Night

Twilight…dusk is here Shadows steal the sun’s last kiss One last round of hide-and-seek As bats are dining in the breeze Look up at the ... Continue Reading →

Awakening (Word Version)

I had written a piece for virtuoso accordion as an underscore for part of Ann Randolph’s one-woman show, “Squeeze Box”. Then it turned out she needed another ... Continue Reading →

Caught On a Hook

A few years ago I spent many hours listening to a friend talk about her unhappy marriage. I was so moved by her plight that ... Continue Reading →

Turiya: The 4th State of Consciousness

Last summer I got to meet and hang out with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, at my good friend Iva Nasr’s Rifles to ... Continue Reading →

What if Satie wrote a 4th Gymnopédie?

When I heard the jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat and Tear’s arrangement of Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie #1, it started a long love affair of listening to ... Continue Reading →

Rest in Peace, Sybil

I fell in love with Sybil, the youngest daughter of the Crawley family on the TV series, Downton Abbey. Born into an aristocratic, wealthy family ... Continue Reading →

Adagio sostenuto from Moonlight Sonata

When I was around 16, I played the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata for a solo and ensemble event in Mansfield, Ohio. I had ... Continue Reading →

Music in the Air

Greetings! This Friday the 13th (mwahahaha) my junior high and high school piano and voice students and I are performing a program with aerialists from ... Continue Reading →

“Last to Cry” Release

Greetings!!! Announcing the release of “Last to Cry”, a rather epic 7 minute song I co-wrote with Kirstin Craven. It is now on YouTube and CDBaby, and will ... Continue Reading →

Bloomington Acting Seminar w/ David Heavener

Would you like to learn more about film acting, and get a behind-the-scenes look at a developing screenplay? Come to the Acting Workshop with David ... Continue Reading →