No regular employment at the moment but I will be providing the
music for *Cambio's* summer Yoga in the Park series, so that's a
start so whoopee! My friend Sara is teaching at *El Paso County's*
Summer in the Park series, so check that out, too!
I also volunteer at a Yoga Studio, and the teachers are always
asking me when I'm going to get certified to teach.. "When I have a
spare 1900 dollars," I always joke. But honestly, I want more
experience with Yoga, as I've only been practicing a year or
I haven't had any "official" teaching experience, but I get a rush
of joy when breaking down things for people. I regularly play
(guitar) with another guitarist here in town. He has a lot to teach
me about performing, as well. I also study with an experienced
concert guitarist who is really helping me develop my
What else? I study spanish on my own and French with a tutor. It's
exhilarating studying with a real native; hearing the language
spoken the way French do and not just rehearsing written words on a
page transforms the subject into an art. I hope to meet more
I have a good grasp on pronunciation, but looking for opportunities
to get conversational.
I practice meditation every morning, so there's that.
It's hard to describe why I enjoy what I do. Yes, there is the
intellectual stimulation that comes from understanding the function
of certain chords, or the origin of certain words, but what
ultimately draws me to study music and language isn't easy to
pinpoint. The way the French roll the letter 'r', the almost
melodic quality of Mandarin Chinese, the dramatic effect produced
by the slightest change of rhythm in a musical lick or the ecstasy
bordering on aggravation I hear in some horn players is what keeps
When a few of my current commitments are up, I plan on volunteering
around Colorado Springs.