[facebook] To me, music is a tool that puts all the pieces of my broken heart back together in times of struggle. When my grandmother was going through her passing stage, it was an earth-shattering experience for me. It helped me realize that music as healing is more than just a phenomenon. Sure, I had […]
[facebook] My world has been turned upside down. This last spring, my Dad got sick. The man I had grown up admiring, the man that was always there for me, whether I wanted it or not, is gone. Just like that; healthy enough for me to argue with a few days before, and now he […]
This video was produced by the Museum of Making Music in conjunction with the recent “What Music Means to Me” exhibit. Although the exhibit has ended (August 30), this video is one of many testimonials that have been inspired and collected by the What Music Means to Me Project. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ubcUs9U54&feature=youtu.be.
[facebook] I’m not the person whose every feeling is clear by the look on her face, whose heart is always exposed for everyone to see. I’m not the person who opens up easily, who tells her friends and family about her every worry and fear. But when I sit on the edge of a cushioned […]
[facebook] From the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California: Please join us in celebrating the opening of our newest exhibition! The What Music Means to Me Project was begun by Richard Rejino to raise public awareness of the benefits of music in education and in the quality of our lives. One element of Rejino’s project is […]
[facebook] Sharing what I love, what I know, what I feel is an incredibly rewarding career. In teaching I am investing myself, using my mental and physical resources to enrich the lives and train the minds of another generation. My heart has been drawn to teaching since I was in my teens. I am intrigued […]
[facebook] When I was growing up in Hungary, I asked one of my piano teachers if he thought I had the talent to pursue a career in music, whether it in be teaching or performing, or both. He looked at me, turned my question around, and asked me: “Could you live without music?” Without hesitation, […]
[facebook] After trying my hand at the piano, the oboe and the flute, I started playing the guitar in 9th grade. Suddenly, I realized how much I could enjoy playing an instrument. Within the first 2 years, I started jamming with a group of friends. After a lot of practice, we gave our first public […]
[facebook] Clavier Companion, a magazine dedicated to the support of keyboard pedagogy in all its varied aspects, has published a review of the book “What Music Means to Me” by Jeffrey Chappell in the January/February issue. To read the review in its entirety as it appears in the “First Look” section, click on here. © Richard Rejino […]
[facebook] Jimmy is featured in the book “What Music Means to Me”. This post is an excerpt from the book… My mom put me in piano lessons as soon as I turned five. She was a big fan of Elton John and probably dreamed that someday, I’d be belting “Candle in the Wind” just for […]
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