Category Archives: freelance trombone

4 Weeks Finished

I know, I know. I haven’t been writing much…er, I mean, I haven’t been writing AT ALL! So sue me. I’ve been in a fog recently. Yeah, I’ve been pretty lazy about keeping up on my running/vegetarianism blog, but what … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Trombone

Have you ever seen a trombone? It’s pretty darn unwieldy. There is only one moving part on a standard trombone and the sound is produced by the buzzing of the lips into a metal mouthpiece that the elongated open tube amplifies into a beautiful … Continue reading

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Do As I Say….Not As I Do (fear)

Well, I just finished my first semester teaching Music Business Marketing at IUPUI and I gotta say, I think it turned out alright! The class was kind of thrust upon me rather quickly back in January and I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Symphonic Playing then and now

I can’t tell you how lucky I am to get the opportunity to play with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on a somewhat regular basis. (Check out the ISO’s performance of Pirates of the Caribbean this weekend at Clowes Hall! If … Continue reading

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Addictive Behavior

I’ve been on a non-stop roller coaster ride since I started teaching at IUPUI nearly two months ago. This ride is very fun and very addictive. However, I don’t sleep much, I read constantly, and I am always looking for … Continue reading

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Storm before the Calm

I just looked at my schedule for the week and finally put it all together. Monday: Mid-Term Review for ‘Jazz for Listeners’ class at IUPUI. Then driving to Champagne/Urbana for a Sinfonia da Camera rehearsal. We’re playing some pretty cool … Continue reading

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Naming Issue (with potential prizes…)

I have a naming issue. No, I’m happy with my name. I can’t tell you what ‘joy’ it brings me when people realize that ‘Dick’ is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation for ‘Richard’. I’ve never understood that. I mean we don’t … Continue reading

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