Friday Finds. 07.15.2016

 

1

A young composer “found himself playing the piano three-handed with renowned composer Benjamin Britten…while bombers tore past overhead,” in “The Day Benjamin Britten and I Played the Piano Together.”

 

2

A change of pace on the Musical Life Podcast with Jennifer Nicole Campbell’s delightful musings on “Claire de Lune.”

 

3

Seth Godin is publishing an all-new collector’s edition of his writing. There will be just one printing so if interested, you’ll want to pre-order!

 

4

Due to the merger of Music Educators Marketplace and Keys to Imagination, MEM is having a closeout sale 20-65% off. (I think that’s the 3rd sale/discount I’ve been able to pass on this month. There’s a lot going on!)

 

5

As you’re making purchases for the new school year, check out some of Diane Hidy’s favorites teaching items.

 

6

One of my “bucket list” goals is to learn another instrument. I used to play the French Horn and Trumpet in grades 6-9. I decided in grade 10 I wanted to be a choir girl but the joys of block scheduling (*insert sarcasm*) would not allow me to do both. To this day I wish I could still play both brass instruments. I toyed with learning guitar just out of high school but didn’t make enough effort to stick with it. Tim reminded me of my goal when challenging teachers to learn a new instrument in “Why Learning Guitar Made Me a Better Piano Teacher.”

 

What’s your secondary instrument? If you don’t have one, what instrument would you choose? I’ve always wanted to play the cello…

 

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