Month: November 2008

A Sad Day

It is a very sad day for me as a musician. Not only have I accepted a draconian cut in salary and benefits and work possibilities in Columbus, but now my beloved Music Director, Junichi Hirokami, has been dismissed. Yes,…

My Teaching Philosophy

I first learned to play the clarinet in 1972, after hearing a demonstration of various instruments, whereby I chose the clarinet because it “went the highest and the lowest” of them all. The more I learn about playing music, the…

My Practice Studio

My little practice space is only 6′ x 11′ (2M x 3.8M), but it’s all windows. So it’s bright and warm in Winter, and has lots of fresh air in Summer. It even has a skylight and a high ceiling.…