“The goal for music making is the gift that music brings into each life. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits of making music reach far deeper than any performance goal. Performance is but one result.”
“Whatever good, inspiring idea you have… follow it to where it takes you. Don’t dismiss it…pray it, dream it, live it, share it, play it, write it, draw it, sing it. Make it real. Don’t be afraid. Enliven the Spirit within you. There you will find that you are free to learn and to co-create. When you do, you may find that are well on your way to living a more authentic life of discovery and inspiration.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.” Proverbs 3:5 (NRSV)
“Nothing is done by luck or by chance but everything by the foreseeing wisdom of God.” Julian of Norwich in “Revelations of Divine Love,” Ch. 11
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Scroll down through the following headings for information on: original music, Private Music Lessons; Hiring for a Gig and The Contemplative Project. original music “Be Still” This calm and poignant setting of the “Be Still” text from the Psalms is for unaccompanied SATB choir. “Be…
The effect of texture on surface is what I enjoy most about visual art in the works of others. This is what I strive to bring out in my own work, particularly in my photos and paintings. In each work, hidden realities become exposed…