Friday, February 15, 2013
I was looking for Flight of the Bumblebee for piano sheet music. It is getting tougher to find sheet music. When I was a kid we had music stores all around that sold instruments and had big racks filled with sheet music and whole books of songs for piano and every other instrument you could think of. Most of the music stores have closed or have scaled back. The only piano store in town used to carry band instruments and lots of sheet music. They even had a store in the mall. The store in the mall closed and the one in town only has a few standard song books. I didn't even see any band instruments, just pianos. Times have changed but I haven't. I still play practically every single day and I am always looking for sheet music for new projects. I might be playing in church or providing music for a play or musical production. I am glad I found this new source to get all of the piano sheet music I have been trying to find.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
There are a lot of schools that are facing severe budget problems. They have to cut the budget to make ends meet and the decisions they make are not always popular. The schools try to stet priorities when they are deciding how they spend their money and they often have to choose between basic teaching needs and extracurricular needs. There are some programs that will always be threatened by shrinking budgets. Music is one of the departments that are thought about when budget cuts are considered. It is hard for many people to understand how having a child listen to Fantasy in d Minor by Mozart will help their child learn what they need to get ahead in the world. It is unfortunate that people do not understand that a child needs a well-rounded education that includes experience in the arts. It is important for a child to develop all of the areas of the brain and schools should keep this in mind when they are working on their budget.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
This was the first time Rembrandt's portrait of the engraver Jacob de Gheyn III was stolen from Dulwich. It was eventually recovered, only to be stolen and recovered three more times—in 1973, 1981, and 1983. The painting, which measures 11.8 inches by 9.8 inches, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's most frequently stolen artwork and has become known as the "Takeaway Rembrandt." Read more at http://artnews.com/issues/article.asp?art_id=3378