I've received some joyous news recently from the two groups that I played with in Arizona. One band, The Bears & the Bees, was just invited to perform at the 2011 International Feminist Theory and Music Conference at Arizona State, and sadly we had to turn it down, since our 4 members are living in the four corners of our country right now! The other group, Dry River Yacht Club, was just invited to play at the Underground Music Showcase in Denver this summer, very excite! You can check out the event at: http://www.theums.comweeblylink_new_window
They should be getting our picture in the Artists page on their website very soon....we just got accepted yesterday, so I'll give them a couple days before I start harassing somebody ;)
Hopefully I will be able to make it to this one...it's in Denver, CO in July.
If I do go, I'll have a busy July this summer! I just signed up to attend a Suzuki institute in North Carolina for the first week of July. It's really expensive but it'll be worth it--I love teaching within the Suzuki approach but I feel like I am missing certain key aspects. I hope they'll address the deficiencies that I'm dealing with, mostly with parent interaction---come on, Suzuki Institute, I'm counting on you! Plus, walking away with a teaching certificate in Suzuki Book 1 will be a nice little bonus.
I'm also going to be teaching at the Summer Music Camp at both schools this summer. Lutz is holding it's one-week camp in the second week of June, and Thompson's Music will be holding several throughout the summer. You can find out more details by clicking on the links to their sites on my Teaching page.
Next musical adventure: Driving up to Athens (Johjuh!) to see the one and only Jon Rauhouse play with the captivating Neko Case for my 25th! Birthday, that is.
If you have not yet heard the artists that I have added to my "Bands" page, PRETTY PLEASE just pick a couple and give them a listen. You will not be disappointed!
Website is still a slow work in progress, but coming along....I still can't cannot find a pre-designed layout that fits me best, and know myself well enough to know that teaching myself how to create my own will take many precious hours.
I haven't even made this "public" in the sense that I advertise to friends n family, just something for people to see if they happen upon a little business card of mine.
Soon though. Soon it'll be ready for the world!
Hello to all artists,
I titled this post "Old Beginnings" because although this is my first attempt of any sort to promote myself formally, and so very publicly, as a career musician and educator, it is not new territory for me.
As an individual who has made the conscious decision to follow her love of an artform as a career choice, like so so so so many others have done and will continue to do, there is always a necessity to advocate for the legitimacy of the trade--the path. So for many years now, I have found myself being a defender for the legitimacy of musician-by-trade in society. However, it feels very different, now that I am not just advocating for all artists everywhere, but also for myself as an individual.
So please, do not mistake this website as a attempt for me to stroke my own ego, or to try and build myself up as something spectaculary wonderful and genius. I'm not. I'm a very humble musician. BUT I will be adding recordings, videos, photos, press, references, etc. along the way for projects that I've very proudly been a part of, as a way to advocate for myself and the path I have chosen.
I would love to hear from you. I must find a way to put up a "guestbook"....in the mean time, please don't be shy in filling out the form on the "Contact" page, even if to just say hi...or please, make suggestions!