They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now

by Amy Nathan "If you give yourself to something that you think isn’t going to work, sometimes it does,” says retired school teacher and lifelong choir member Linda Bluth. She’s commenting on a surprising new musical bright spot that has popped up during the coronavirus pandemic: ordinary people becoming recording artists. From Brooklyn’s Grace Chorale to the … Continue reading They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now

Breaking the Tradition of Imitation: Creativity in Music Education and Performance

By Alice Kanack Years ago, while teaching my way through college, I made a discovery so  powerful it became a lifelong passion. It began with a young violinist who  requested tutoring because he couldn’t read music. His school orchestra wouldn’t allow him to join unless he could overcome this obstacle. Unfortunately, I discovered this child seemed to … Continue reading Breaking the Tradition of Imitation: Creativity in Music Education and Performance