Be Solution Based
Be Solution Based
Well, we’ve passed September of a new school year! Yay!!
No one got hurt, and everyone learned a ton! The best thing to do with our learning is to turn it into solutions. We all learned a lot of what to do, and what not to do. All those “not to do”s can still be worded in what to do. Try it…
See?! Now you’re skipping a step…a step we actually ADD to our process by choosing to think “don’t do this.”
Just do it!!
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We all had a blast at Fearless Camp this year! Everybody played, everybody had fun…oh, and learned what TO do!
My son Rhys just turned 1 year old! Here he is trying on his first pair of Canadian Brass performance sneakers. He looks ready to go…
He’s an excellent student.
His hand position needs some work…
…and don’t try to stop him from practicing!! (Something very different from his father…who was always more-than-happy to stop.)
He’s a part of a very special group of students known as Studio Nelsen…all of whom are living and learning well!
Therapy on its way for us all…for sure…
…of the scariest kind. We’re gearing up for Halloween!
Dale Clevenger has started his second year as Adjunct Professor of Horn here at IU. It’s a treat for my students to study with both their teacher and their teacher’s teacher.
Dale will do a public master class on October 13.
We have another very special guest coming at the beginning of November…Mr. Bill VerMeulen. He will be doing a public master class on November 4. All are welcome at these special events.
I had a blast playing Gustav Mahler’s first symphony with the Cincinnati Symphony last week. That is a strong and happy horn section, and a wonderful sounding orchestra. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos was conducting, and he made his standards clear out of the gate, and the orchestra went from there. Concerts had everyone leaping to their feet…after, of course, us horns stood up to play the ending of the symphony. Thank you Gustav!
At the end of October, I’m off to Germany to perform some recitals and master classes. I’m going to Bavaria!!
Unfortunately, that uber-fun German celebration “OctoberFest” starts in late September, and I’ll miss it.
November 13, I will be performing Edward Gregson’s concerto for Horn and Brass Band with the Griffon Brass Band with David Martin conducting. Dave and I are messing around with some fun arrangements of some new tunes as well for this concert. Should be a blast…literally.
I wish you all a healthy, happy, solution-filled October!
Nina and Rhys do too…