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Category: Potpourri

A photograph of Lori at a piano lesson, ca. 1983. She is sitting at the piano, with one hand on the keyboard, and turned to look at the camera. 0

Musical Ability and the Perspective of Being a Late Bloomer

I am a late bloomer. No one was in awe of my piano performance at age five. I didn’t even dazzle all that much in college. But I’m here now.

A photograph of Lori conducting a musical piece

From Fearing Writer’s Block to the Excitement of Premieres

Facing writer’s block? Here is my journey from battling writer’s block to successfully getting music onto the page and premiering my pieces.

Tonal Diversions Recommends: Books – July 2019

Check out what I’ve been reading over at Tonal Diversions!

A photograph of Lori and her bass clarinet

Tonal Diversions Interview at VoyageChicago

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by VoyageChicago, an online magazine. This is my first interview! Thank you to VoyageChicago for giving me an opportunity to talk about Tonal Diversions Music and...

Clarinet mouthpieces

Do You Need to Understand Classical Music to Appreciate It?

Do you have to understand something to like or appreciate it? Think about all the cultural things we experience: art, music, theater, dance, cuisine, literature. And more. People study and hone their craft in...

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