Archive | October, 2009

The First Days of Playing My Clarinet

By Judith D. Burke Our 4th grade class was invited to attend our High School Band concert as part of their recruitment program for beginning players. I was very excited to go to my first concert of any kind. Watching and listening to the older students playing instruments was one of the most intriguing experiences […]

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Harnessing the Raspberry

By Dr. William S. Ciabattari A raspberry is a derisive or contemptuous sound made by vibrating the extended tongue and the lips while exhaling. If I could describe how it sounds in text, it could be something like, “pfzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt.” Ah, I bet you are hearing it in your mind’s eye as you read. Perhaps you […]

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