Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Music and Meditations - Introduction

Welcome to Music and Meditations!

This is a blog about music: playing music, listening to music, thinking about music, and how music affects our lives. I hope you’ll come back and read the posts and share your own thoughts and experiences. Part of my intent is to get a discussion started about anything relating to music.  

A little background about me: I’ve been playing the piano and singing since before I can remember. I’ve played the guitar since I was eleven. I started performing as soon as an opportunity presented itself. I've been teaching piano for 30 years, and guitar and voice for almost as long. Throughout those years I’ve developed a number of ideas and philosophies about music (piano in particular, but not exclusively), and about how we live and grow with music as a part of our lives. Inspired by these ideas, some years ago I started writing a book called Keys to Life: Life’s Lessons Learned at the Piano. But not all of my ideas would fit into the book. That’s part of why I started this blog, as a forum for my other thoughts.
So sometimes the blog will be an excerpt from my book, sometimes it will be a rumination or discovery about music and people, sometimes it will be a link to a youtube clip of something I found fascinating, and sometimes it will be a neat quote I found about music or musicians.

Since I’m a pianist, guitarist, singer, performer and teacher, my ideas and experiences naturally center around those activities, but I hope they will apply to other musicians as well as music lovers in general.

So stay, read, comment. It is good that you came.



If you would like to learn more about me, please visit my other sites:


Earthshine: a poetry journal
(Sally Zaino/Julie Moffitt co-editors)