Over the mid-point

Published: Mar 19, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized

Well, I am over half-way done.  On Monday, March 16 I completed my 25th adjudication session.  By the conclusion of that session I had completed 1050 comment sheets from the beginning of the music festival on March 2.  Today is Thursday, March 19 and six more sessions have been completed.  To date, the number of comment sheets now total 1,333!!!  Yes, my hand is getting fatigued.  There have been many wonderful pe.....Read More

Lion Dance

Published: Mar 13, 2015  |   Category: Hong Kong 2015

You MUST watch this entire video!!! Amazing acrobatics!!! LION DANCE.....Read More


Published: Mar 13, 2015  |   Category: Hong Kong 2015

That's right!!!  I've written 865 comment sheets to date!!!! I keep forgetting how much work is required as adjudicator for the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival.  I start each day by waking at 6:00 AM.  By 6:30 AM I am heading for the Le Menu restaurant in the hotel for a breakfast buffet.  A wide assortment of dishes are on.....Read More

420 and counting!!!

Published: Mar 6, 2015  |   Category: Hong Kong 2015

That's right!!!  To date, I have adjudicated (and written individual comment sheets) for 420 pianists!!!  After Saturday I will have heard 516 competitors.  If this continues then the estimated number of students I will hear in the month of March will be 2285!!! I do apologize for the delay in writing in my blog.  It has been quite a whirlwind of activities since my last post.  I will try to catch up.....Read More

Urban shopping

Published: Feb 27, 2015  |   Category: Hong Kong 2015

Nope, can't find it in this store. No, not here either! "I don't know what that is"!! "Try Watson's 4 blocks away"!!! "You should go to city'super.  It is the next subway station away"!!!! VOILA!!!!!! .....Read More

Arrived in Hong Kong

Published: Feb 26, 2015  |   Category: Hong Kong 2015

Wow, 14 hours in a plane is a LONG time.  I left New York at 12:50 AM on Thursday.  The plane traveled to the northeast--flying over Greenland, northern Russian, and mainland China. The flight was extraordinarily smooth.  I arrived in Hong Kong at 5:30 AM on Friday morning (Hong Kong is past the International Date Line) and checked into my hotel at 6:30 AM.  I'm on the 22nd floor of the .....Read More

Preparations for Hong Kong

Published: Feb 20, 2015  |   Category: Hong Kong 2015

Dear families, Thank you again for your flexibility during the month of March.  I will miss seeing all of my students.  I will fly out next Wednesday, February 25. I know I will be so excited to see everyone after I return on April 2. Our regular lesson times will resume on April 6. Keep watching this area for more blog posts. HONG KONG 2015 will.....Read More