Monthly Archives: October 2011

All Together Suzuki in the Kitchen

I went on a spending spree at our local music store, Downtown Sounds, an institution in Northampton. I got some guitar tab paper for my parent Guitar Workshop (we are learning some Ziggy Marley, Cindy Kallet and Johnny Cash this … Continue reading

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October Snow Songs

I turned the heat up, filled the bathtub with water, brewed my coffee and put it in the fridge, made everyone in the family bathe, made dinner at 4pm, got the cars in the garage, filled a dozen water bottles … Continue reading

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Yellow Submarine and Dear Prudence

The other day, Johnny and I had lunch together, and as we ate, we scrolled around on my iPad looking for Beatles videos. We settled on the first seven minutes of Yellow Submarine, but I decided it was a bit … Continue reading

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Ripe for an Instrument

Last night we had dinner with friends. Their older child is also a Suzuki student, and he kept bringing me his Book One as the adults were eating dinner and the other kids had scampered off. “Ask me to play … Continue reading

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Our Little Amelia

Katryna and I used to drive around the country in what 2-year-old Amelia called “Mama’s Purple Tar,” a maroonish minivan with a car seat behind the passenger’s seat. Katryna made up songs to keep her from crying. Often, we played … Continue reading

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