Podcast #4: Mona Golabek


This month’s podcast is a very special one. Our guest, Mona Golabek, is an extraordinary pianist and writer who created and stars in the one-woman show The Pianist of Willesden Lane. The Pianist of Willesden Lane has toured all over the US (and recently premiered in London) and tells the story of Mona’s mother Lisa, … Read more

Graduate School for Musicians: Pros & Cons


Advanced degrees in music can provide tremendous benefits and resources. Undergraduate degrees are often loaded with other academic requirements or distractions depending on where you attend, and your time and attention have a lot of demands placed on them. But is graduate school for music the best investment? For years, no one disputed the benefits … Read more

The Importance of Self-Expression


Several months ago, I watched a YouTube clip of an octogenarian dance the tango with a man at least half her age, complete with aerials, flips and spins.You may have seen this same video — it was an important example of pure self-expression. It was inspiring and also frightening at times, as I was just … Read more