I made this simple arrangement of themes from John Powell's score for Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon for one of my piano students recently. I hope you enjoy it. Click Here to download: Theme_from_How_To_Train_Your_Dragon -M.M.
The first complete song I ever made sheet music for was called "Airborn". (I have since learned that this is not the proper spelling.) I went back and tidied the music up a bit, and now I present it to you in PDF form. In my mind, the piece has three sections which can be... Continue Reading →
Whodunit One chair, backwards. One jar, empty. Chocolate on the doorknob. Two wide eyes. And one brown smudge. Must have been the cat. -M.M.
Blanks Fill in this . The Titanic . A lemon rind is . Hide and . Think, then . For he’s a jolly-good . An apple a . Work and . Can you hear me ? Just goes to , You never , When or Why or . But let’s... Continue Reading →
Recharging At times I collapse, From needing my naps, For wanting the afternoon Z’s, So maybe perhaps, I’ll fill in the gaps, Recharging my sleep batteries. -M.M.
Coloring with crayons is one of the things I miss most about being at little kid. It was so easy, fun, bright, and innocent. Hard to go wrong with wax on paper. Life is Like a Box of Crayons Life is like a box of crayons. Some days are melted, chipped, or... Continue Reading →
If I say the word ‘calculus’, most people I know disappear behind a mental shield as if to say, “Ahhhh! Confusing word! Don’t hurt me!” but calculus really isn’t that scary. Silly waves of arithmophobia can be easily overcome with some simple explanations. As Hermione once said, “Fear of a name only increases fear of... Continue Reading →
Jeremy said, "One of the most difficult aspects of writing is crafting sentences that really engage the reader." Jenny, a close friend of Jeremy's, disagreed. "No. It's really not that hard. All you have to do is make it more interesting." "But that's my problem, making it interesting," said Jeremy. "Exactly," said Jenny. Let's see... Continue Reading →