Monthly Archives: June 2010

Multiple Intelligence Monday 5: Bodily-Kinesthetic

Bodily-kinesthetic This is good timing.  It’s just a coincidence, but this week I am at Omega in Rhinebeck, NY, taking a week-long Tai Chi workshop.  Because it’s important for conductors to be good at understanding and moving their bodies. As … Continue reading

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touchy feely

I posted last week about Singing Redefined, which asserts that intention and imagination, as the sources of expression, can and should be used as a vehicle for teaching singing.  I assert that maybe imagination can be the first step in … Continue reading

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resonant leadership

My sister gave me an audiobook of Resonant Leadership.  It’s funny that I was glad to have it as an audiobook so I didn’t have to spend time sitting and reading it, feeling guilty that I wasn’t doing real work, … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligence Monday 4: Logical-Mathematical

Logical-mathematical Musical ability and mathematical ability have been linked in studies for decades.  I wish I could say I rock at numbers and logic, but I just don’t.  I sort of feel like I let my sex down in this … Continue reading

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singing redefined

 Anyone can sing.  I’ve made this statement any number of times and amateurs roll their eyes at it, thinking of bad karaoke.  I don’t say anyone can do it without any training at all–in most cultures, people take for granted … Continue reading

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blue collar meets ivory tower

I have mentioned that I DVR Doctor Who.  I’m sure I will find a way to write about the Doctor someday, but I have not yet been inspired with some brilliant connection between science fiction and conducting.  The other shows … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligence Monday 3: Verbal-Linguistic

Verbal-linguistic There is where I  kick booty.  I remember vocabulary, I can spell, I’m really good at grammar, and I can pronounce the hell out of anything.  I’ve gotten compliments on my diction in four languages, though I really don’t … Continue reading

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