It had been two long weeks since I’d been home. I was worn out from summer camp in the mountains of Toccoa, GA. Rafting, hiking, swimming, baseball, generally goofing off – it was a seven year old boy’s dream. But that’s not what I remember about the summer of 1981.
Her timing was perfect. She waited patiently while I unpacked my backpack from the trip. She watched me lazily sort my laundry and shake the pebbles from my shoes. And she was silently ready with the camera. My mother then took the best photograph a mother could possibly take.
I remember the moment when I first saw the piano, my brand new Everett upright piano. It was pure joy. All I could do was rush to the piano and begin to play. The rest is history.
This holiday season, consider giving your child a piano.
My summer ’08 was one of anticipation and focus. Each day has been a step towards a major refresh of my career. From new headshots, a new manager, updated website, updated press kit, online calendar of performances (yay!), completion of my Doctorate from UMD, to a debut CD project (to be released Spring 2009), I hope we can all agree that exciting things are happening.
WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE SITE:
(We are launching this site a few days early, so there are still a few bugs to work out. I asked the designers to implement some very complex features into my site, and they’ll take care of them in no time.)
I would like to thank my friends and family for their support and assistance. My wife Meryl has been by my side for ten wonderful years of marriage, and we’re even more excited about the next ten. Also, a big “Thank you” to my dad who is always thinking about my music and my career. He always has fresh, “out-of-the-box” ideas. In fact, he inspired both the content and title of my forthcoming CD.
Finally, I would like to thank the fantastic team at Ploc Media for creating this site. They are absolute professionals. Their communication was prompt and easy to understand, and I remain very impressed with their work ethic and diligence to the project. I would recommend them without reservation. They’re based in England (a long way away from the USA), but don’t let their proximity worry you. They are only an email away.
Enjoy your stay!