Monday, January 7, 2013


After a stupidly busy last.... well... 5 years, I've stopped.

I have nothing pressing. No Sunday School lessons to prepare. No school musical to write. No marking to do. It's amazing. I have nothing to do.

Except play the piano.

So I am. 

For 3 hours a day.

I've gotten my scales back up to speed and am working on a handful of 7th grade pieces I found in mum and dad's piano stool. (I want more music, but there's no decent shop on the southern Gold Coast) Although I play at work all day, it's been so long since I've read real music (with treble and bass clef!) that I thought I'd forgotten how to do it, but it seems I haven't.

I'm playing 2 Scarlatti Sonatas (A and G minor), a Solar Sonata (D), a Chopin waltz and a Mozart movement.

I don't think I've ever been this introverted. I don't particularly want to talk to anyone or go out anywhere.

We are on the coast until Sunday, then we drive to Cairns.


  1. So are you saying you want to stay in your hermit-like state for the rest of the week? If not, we'd love to see you :) Do you have any time free?

    Hear you on the lack of music shops down here :( Lately I have been having to strongly resist the temptation of visiting because it is too easy to pay a couple of dollars here and there to download sheet music. It all adds up if I do that too many times....

  2. Public domain, girls.

  3. Ooh, Tasmanian, thank you SO much for that link, much appreciated :)

  4. I wish I could be that introverted, but I never learned the piano!

  5. Anthony - it's not too late!

    Tasmanian and Karen - Thanks! I'm exploring the world of public domain now...

  6. yeah, Petrucci is your friend! (one f my colleagues had to play from an iPad with music hastily downloaded from their at a concert recently after the singer forgot the music!)

    also.. scales... yeah, I should get reacquainted with them sometime too :D Enjoy!