I love music! I play piano, recorder, banjo, and mandolin. Over the years I’ve also written many compositions–songs, dance tunes, keyboard pieces, etc. I also offer beginning music lessons on piano and recorder.
Let’s start with a wonderful tune that was written for me, not by me. Fischer Tanz is a klezmer tune composed by my friend Amy Zakar for my 60th birthday. Here it is as performed by the Klez Dispensers:
Here are a few examples of my compositions. First up a waltz, and then a keyboard fugue.
And here are two settings I composed for songs from Shakespeare’s plays.
A little two-part round just for fun:
Here’s a waltz song I wrote in gratitude for the Brattleboro Dawn Dance, which I enjoyed for many years.
And here’s a miniature two-part invention.
And here is a traditional tune, one of my favorites, the Tombigbee Waltz. As played (at a dance) by the Jam Bandits, a band that I formed with some close friends and family: