Aspire 4 Music

By Lisa Cyr The deer ate all of my green bean plants yesterday, then began to eat the roses in my front yard. My piano student noticed him outside my piano room window. We watched for a moment. A beautiful young animal hungry for food. I hope he doesn’t eat...

Look Ahead

By Lisa Cyr Here I am again, on the back porch enjoying my hedge of clumping bamboo. The ongoing joke for the last three years has been, “I’m watching the bamboo forest grow today.” It started out with a vision to create a unique privacy hedge. The plants were small...

Musical Distancing

By Lisa Cyr Here I am social distancing on my back porch. A light breeze gently shaking the leaves, while puffy white clouds float beneath a blue sky. School is out and I can hear children playing in the streets, hopefully social distancing themselves from each other. Our outdoor cat,...
Amy Delivorias moved to the Santa Rosa Beach area in 2009 along with her husband Bradley and their four children. Originally from Macon Mississippi, Amy’s love for music began at a very young age with the release of the classic musical film, “Grease.” She began performing vocals at age...
Calling All Music Lovers to Support Young Aspiring Musicians “Most everyone enjoys listening to music. Whether that be in the car, on our cell phones, at the local restaurant, at home, outdoor events, with friends, and yes, even while shopping. Music sets the mood and instantly changes the atmosphere. Behind...
By Lisa Cyr When congratulating our youngest son, Luke, on his 26th birthday, I mentioned to him a song entitled “Clair de Lune” (moonlight) by Claude Debussy which he performed on piano at around age 12. I recall him performing it beautifully. His response was: “I remember I took up learning...
Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, slated for February 14-16, 2020. On Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Crescendo! will begin with a series of carefully curated...
By Ray Cyr, Studio 237 Consider the times in your life when music affected you even when you might not have been aware. For instance, as a baby, can you imagine your parents singing a lullaby to help you fall asleep at night? Do you recall the silly songs they...
Every song should tell a story. At least, that’s what we, as listeners, are drawn to and that’s what becomes meaningful in our personal lives. And that’s what is so special about the 30A Songwriters Festival. On Jan. 17-20, South Walton will be transformed into a songwriter’s paradise and...
By Lisa Cyr My favorite life skill is, “Take what you do know, to figure out what you don’t know.” I have it posted on my piano room door just high enough for a student’s eyes to see it over the piano. As a student gazes wearily at the sheet...

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