I have a new phone. It’s not a smartphone, but it does have Internet capability, Facebook, Twitter, and email.
So I posted a voice recording. I can listen to the playback on my phone. And a friend confirmed that she could hear an audio file sent to her cell phone.
My voice posts on Facebook and here on my blog didn’t work, though.
I’ll try again… it’s fun to play around.
To those who clicked on the file: sorry!
David, age 6-1/2, came to church the Sunday before Easter with Joyce, his grandmother, who sings in the choir. He was curious about everything. During the sermon, he was sitting on his knees on the floor, near the choir.
Just before the final hymn, he appeared to my left, eyes on the pedals! Although he didn’t make a sound, he was watching every move.
After the postlude, he was hanging around, so I asked him if he liked the organ. He started talking, so I asked him if he would like to play it. His eyes lit up. He came over and stood next to the console.
Come back soon, David!
On a recent Tuesday, The Hartt School had a makeup lesson day for voice students. The goal was to help everyone get what they needed after encountering two snow days earlier in the semester.
My colleagues and I were asked to be available during our regular Tuesday schedules. The voice teachers had different students at “our” times, but it all worked out. We juggled.
As it turned out, the other pianists and I saw each other in our “office” more than usual. We have no office, so we talk, look at music, make phone calls, have lunch, etc., in the hallway.
Sometime during the afternoon, Matthew, one of my colleagues, took a seat on a bench near me. He asked, “What are you doing on May 27th?” His question surprised me, because I live in MA, not CT.
I said, “Nothing,” without looking at my schedule. School would be over for the summer, so I was pretty sure. Then I inquired into why he was asking.
“I need a sub for a children’s choir dress rehearsal.” “I live in MA, you know.” He gets it. His sister just graduated from UMass. He has been here many times, and knows it involves time to commute.
“How much is your transportation?” So I told him.
“I’ll send you the music ahead of time, and pay your transportation plus the rehearsal fee.”
Of course I said “Yes!”
And that, my friends, is the way to hire a sub!
Thanks so much, Matt! I’m happy to help, and look forward to meeting a new conductor!
- New job! (gretchenspianos.com)