March 11, 2014

My Musical Tuesday Evenings... Slice of Life

First, I get to spend an hour playing my clarinet with about 10 other wonderful musicians. One of these days I’m going to be as good as they arebut until that happens I will continue to spend hours practicing to be able to play what comes so easily for them.    I have a lot to catch up on since I stopped playing over 30 years ago.   I think I am getting better though.  Even my orchestra conductor told me he didn’t hear me squeal last Sunday!  Yip!  I am definitely improving. 

Immediately after orchestra practice I quickly head down the dark hallway to practice with our church bell choir.  This hour is sometimes quite stressful.  I’m still trying to figure out the basics of playing them.  I love watching people play themthey seem to be so graceful and beautiful.  I don’t think I have attained this look yet.  I’m working on it though and I will continue to practicepracticepractice and I’ll fight through the stress.  


  1. I love that you are trying something new! I have always wanted to play the french horn and have never made the time or effort. Maybe, just maybe I will... :)

  2. Sounds like you are very brave to get out there and try to play again. I played viola years ago in middle school. I not very musical though. Keep trying and good luck. ;)

  3. How fun! I love that you've taken on not one but two lovely musical outlets! I've been talking to myself about finding a local choral group to join. Thanks for the added inspiration!