I really enjoy all of the seasons and the various holidays that come throughout the year. But I have to say that Thanksgiving and Christmas are my all-time favorites. With Christmas I love the music, decorations, food, surprises, a change from regular routines and the opportunity to spend “down time” with family and friends.
When I was a child Christmas was a magical, glorious time. I loved the lights and all of the fun activities and surprises that were traditions in our home. As an adult I’m far more practical about the events surrounding Christmas, but I still absolutely love the holiday. Every year the Christmas season is a little bit different for me and I find that I focus more, or less, on particular aspects of the season.
One of the very best ways I get into the holiday spirit is through listening to, and playing, the myriads of arrangements of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols. This year I have turned my attention even more to the joy of music — and not just of Christmas carols, but also of the great composers. I have a renewed sense of appreciation and wonderment for those who toiled over their craft to leave a legacy of sounds and emotions for each of us to enjoy.
In honor of these great men (and women), and in celebration of this wonderful holiday season, I have created a musical tribute to the notable musicians who were born in December. Please enjoy my 2010 holiday video and share it with your friends, students, teachers, and family members!
I am wishing for you a holiday season full of joy and happiness. And may it be filled with the sweet sounds of beautiful music.
Owner, Piano Discoveries