Sunday, March 23, 2008


Hey all--

I hope you are still with us after the last 2 weeks. Unless something goes wrong, I am planning to be there for all classes this week!

LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS: Let's try to get these wrapped up ASAP. If you haven't brought in a song for us to listen to, please bring something in this week or next.

JOURNALS: Obviously I will be adjusting the journal assignment somewhat. Please make sure you get some journal entries into the folder this week.

SONGS: See the previous post for what we will try this week. Monday night class,I am still thinking, but I will have something to try tomorrow night.

See you in class!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Possible Songs for Next Week

Studio Orchestra classes are cancelled for this week! (See previous post below). Here are songs I'd like to try next week. Post here or email me with some more songs you'd like to play.
Monday Wednesday Class: "Possession" by Sarah McLachlan
Great live performance of the same song:

Tuesday Thursday Class"Respect" by Aretha Franklin
Live Version from 1990:

Monday Night Class: ?????????????????
I'm not sure yet! Any Ideas?


I am sorry to say that I must cancel all Studio Orchestra classes for the week of March 17-21. A member of my family has been in the hospital, and I need to stay home plus take them to doctor appointments, etc. throughout the week.

I hope to resume the following week, so think of some songs for us to play. You can post them here, or email me. I'll post what I have in mind so far.

Please keep up with your journals. I have read through everything you have written so far, most of your entries are excellent! You can write journal entries on any paper you wish and save them for next week, or email them, or post them here on the blog so everyone can enjoy them.

Please understand that I would not cancel class if I did not have to. Hope to see you next week.


Monday, March 10, 2008


It's SPRING BREAK!! I hope you are making plans to relax and enjoy some time off this week. Sorry that it's not really beach weather around here, but I'm sure you'll find something to do!

Think about some songs you'd like to play  and we'll give them a shot next week .

Rock on!

Thursday 3/6/08 Class

Thursday class-- I am very sorry that I had to cancel your class again! We had an emergency-- one of my family members is in the hospital. I hope to pick up again after Spring Break. Please relax and enjoy your week.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Studio Orchestra Week 4

Monday Wednesday Class

Seeing that I am posting this after class on Monday, you already know that we played "Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin. If you missed class, or you want to check out a live video of Janis, go to YouTube: 

It's not the best live performance, but you'll get the idea. While you're there, watch smoldering hot Joss Stone and shaved-head scary Melissa Ethridge sing a tribute to Janis:
Monday Night Class
We had fun toward the end of the night last week jamming on some classic rock songs. I was thinking we might play "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix tonight.

Here is a version played by Stevie Ray Vaughan:

Tuesday-Thursday Class

We will finally try River Deep, Mountain High by Tina Turner. See my last post for the link.

Make sure to bring in one song for us to listen to, and fill out the Listening Assignment Sheet. Place it in the binder when we listen to your song.

You should also be starting your journals, so fill out one Journal sheet per week. Place it in the binder under your last name.

Rock on!