Thursday, April 21, 2011


I teach a six-year-old and her mother.

Me, during mom's lesson: So I know the harmony part seems really slow compared to the melody, but if you don't keep it slow and calm and subdivide in your head, it ends up being entirely too fast and rushing...
Six-year-old: You mean like how you're talking?

Sadly, she was entirely correct.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

on the 41 bus

Driver, upon arriving at Forest Hills: Goodbye, see ya, au revoir, auf wiedersehn, sayanora, adieu, bye-bye, cheers, l'chaim, prost, slainte, skol, have a great day and try not to hurt anybody!