Category Archives: Music/Art

Childhood Among the Trees

On the warm summer night of August 2, 2017 at the Qualico Patio Series live outdoor music show set behind Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Folk* band Scott Cook and the Second Chances had a way of getting into … Continue reading

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Music Therapy 1

Music therapy, as defined by yours truly: Music that, by individual taste and selection, is good for the mind, heart, and soul, restoring balance to thoughts, body systems, attitude, and outlook. Music regenerates the mind and body, contributes to creativity, … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Alison Neuman!

Returning author, playwright, choreographer, and lyricist Alison Neuman has some news for us in our continuing 2017 Where Are They Now? series. Last year, she mentioned that two producers were interested in working together to reproduce her musical and play … Continue reading

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Coming Up: the “Where Are They Now?” Series

Announcement Last year, I ran a series of international interviews showcasing a number of authors, artists, and educators. In the first part of 2017, I also posted several guest posts. The compiled links for the interviews and guest posts are … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Music

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day.   Today’s roundup theme is music. Music Music as a Barometer of Your Well-Being Playing … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Events

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day. Today’s roundup theme is events. Below are selected articles. Events Guitar Recital 2017 50-Hour Read-A-Thon … Continue reading

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I Graduated. Now I’m Starting “Bridges” Guitar Book 4

After our guitar ensemble and recital on May 28, my instructor moved me into Bridges Guitar Repertoire and Studies 4–a shiny new blue book in the series. Apparently, I graduated from book 3. In total, Bridges 4 is my 5th … Continue reading

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Guitar Recital 2017

The 2017 classical guitar recital was held during beautiful summer weather on Sunday, May 28 at Jamie Philip’s studio space, just off 124 Street in Edmonton, Alberta. The program The 90-minute classical guitar program consisted of two ensemble groups, solo … Continue reading

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Playing Music: A Full Workout for the Brain

Below is a video by Anita Collins that explains how playing music lights up the entire brain, affecting the visual, auditory, and motor cortices. The video discusses the benefits of music learning, playing music, and the advantages musicians have, the … Continue reading

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DRUYAN Fantasy Adventure Novel — Cover Preview and Time-Lapse

I’m super excited. This week, I received my new book cover artwork for my upcoming fantasy adventure novel, DRUYAN. This is what the cover looks like. DRUYAN will be launched at the Words in the Park Book Fair & Sale … Continue reading

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