Great Works by Musicians During COVID-19

COVID-19 has shaken up the music industry in unprecedented ways. Across all mediums, locations, and genres, musicians have taken to the interwebs to lift audiences across the world. Here are some notable performances, recordings, and writing put out by musicians in recent weeks. These only start to scratch the surface.   Live-streamed Performances Cellist Yo-Yo … Continue reading Great Works by Musicians During COVID-19

“Always wanted to be in Show Biz”: Choirs for Seniors

by Amy Nathan “When my mother died, the music stopped in my house,” said Isabel Heredia. Her mother wasn’t a professional singer. “But she had a fantastic voice. She sang at parties.” Isabel enjoyed singing with her mother at their house in San Francisco but didn’t do any formal singing herself as an adult, although … Continue reading “Always wanted to be in Show Biz”: Choirs for Seniors

You’re Never Too Old, Busy or Rusty to Make Music

A lack of confidence in their musical abilities may hold back some would-be music-makers, caused by feelings left over from less-than-positive childhood musical experiences. Luckily, it is possible to reboot as an adult by trying a different instrument or type of music, finding beginner-friendly ensembles, joining music support groups, forging more collegial teacher-student relationships and realizing that recitals are optional for adults.