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Piano Tuning

I love my piano. Period. And though it holds its tune pretty well, there still comes the time when it’s just getting a bit squirrelly in the mid-section.  I notice this mainly because I find that I don’t sit down as often to “noodle.”  Well that’s no good! But now it is freshly tuned and, […]

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Recording of the Father song – for my daughters…

Recently, I have enjoyed revisiting this song…feeling it in my fingers again at the piano, so to speak.  And I thought to myself, “I really need to record this for Emma and Eden – to preserve it the way they hear it at home.”  I mean, here’s a piece that I wrote and voiced for […]

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Writing “Versa Est…”

Surprisingly, I am often asked which comes first, the text or the music.  I say “surprisingly” because for me, the answer has always been clear (the clearest in my whole writing process really!), and that is: the TEXT!  I suppose there must be some composers out there, many great ones in fact, that start the […]

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writing “A Father”

Time really does fly!  I remember writing this song when the girls were a certain age – just 4, and not even 1, respectively.  This project came as a commission – to be written for a member of our church choir who had passed away.  And here’s the beautiful thing for me about the creative process: […]