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Jan 21, 2020

ELVIS, TYM & A FEW TOE TAPPING TEENS

By |2020-01-21T06:51:12-08:00January 21, 2020|Art & Music, Middle School|0 Comments

True confession: I can’t sing and in spite of a few valiant attempts, I cannot play a musical instrument. Among other things I inherited from my mother is the inability to carry a tune. However, I also inherited a love of music from my father. I have discovered that the two are not incongruous and [...]

Oct 22, 2015

How NOT to be an Artist

By |2015-10-22T06:50:09-07:00October 22, 2015|21st Century Learning, Art & Music|4 Comments

BY JONATHAN BOERSecondary Art TeacherThere is a poster out there entitled “How to Be An Artist.” It’s a list of things an artist is supposed to do, like “plant impossible gardens,” “take moonbaths,” and “invite dangerous people to tea.” If this poster is the definitive list, I’m not an artist.The only things on that poster [...]

Apr 23, 2014

Tooting My Own Horn

By |2014-04-23T07:32:40-07:00April 23, 2014|Art & Music, Middle School, Parenting|3 Comments

Music. It can move you in ways nothing else can. It can bring back memories long forgotten. It can move you to tears at the most inexplicable times. It can make you drum your fingers and bop your head or completely let loose and dance like no one's watching. But when the music is coming [...]

Jan 6, 2014

Please…Anything But the Ballet

By |2021-07-07T21:27:09-07:00January 6, 2014|Admin Staff, Art & Music, Whole Child Education|0 Comments

It was Heidi’s birthday this past weekend. Heidi and I have had a long tradition that instead of buying gifts for these occasions, we go on a dates together (including a special dinner) and spend our money on an experience that has lasting memories. For whatever reason, I was having a tougher time trying to [...]

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