My Blog

July 19, 2021
Brace Yourself: A Woodwind Doubler’s Journey With Braces , Part 2

"The flute is by far my weakest instrument. I hoped that I’d feel confident on it by the end of this pandemic, and I was getting there. Braces ruined that."

May 28, 2021
Brace Yourself: A Woodwind Doubler’s Journey With Braces, Part 1

"In the case of three of these, the baby tooth is still there. I am 31 years old and baby teeth aren't meant to last that long, so they’re close to falling out."

December 31, 2020
Year End Wrap Up: 2020 Edition

"On May 5th, I gave myself a good swift kick in the ass."

August 24, 2020
The Story Behind The Remainders

"So here we were, in the middle of a global pandemic, two members short of a quintet."

March 8, 2020
The Pit Report: Annie, 2020

"I honestly feel that the day I come out of any type of performance and haven’t learned anything then it’s time to hang it up, so I look for lessons in every single show."

December 28, 2018
Year End: 2018 Edition

"It is a rather interesting experience when you look out from the stage and directly in front of you is the produce section."

July 5, 2018
Wrap It Up: Jazz Fest 2018

"Quite often, jazz fest can feel like it is lacking in real jazz. This was the first year in a long time that I felt like jazz was alive and well at the festival."

January 4, 2017
Year End Wrap Up: 2016 Edition

"If playing for a nearly sold out audience of 280 people wasn’t enough already, throw in the fact that it was our first ever theatre show and EVERYONE was listening. A totally weird feeling at first, but once we settled into it we felt right at home!"

November 10, 2016
Mini Tour; Not So Mini Blog, and Some Lessons Learned

"LESSON #10: If you are going to forge someones signature in front of someone, practice first. Especially if you have to sign two copies."

July 19, 2016
A Guide To Buying A Saxophone

"...if you can buy it in a department store such as Walmart, Sears, or Costco, definitely do not buy it."

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