47 posts categorized "Music"

November 24, 2011

Jenny + Monica + Andrew = Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Dedicated to the miserable ones.

HappyWith love, Jenny, Andrew, and Monica.

July 06, 2011

Meet Carter :)

Meet Carter.
Dr. Carter Dewberry.
I go to see her regularly.
What is she a doctor of?
Carter Dewberry
View this 35-second video to find out.

Yes. Carter is my cello teacher. If you're looking for a cello teacher, and you're in southern California, she's the one. And if you want to check out what her students sound like, check out The OC Cello Choir's FREE concert coming up at The Yost theater on August 20th in Santa Ana. (Unfortunately, I will not be participating in this particular concert but look forward to being in future ones.)

Wanna hear another one from Carter? Check this one that she plays called Yen Tango. Oh and by the way ... Carter wrote it.

February 26, 2011

Bow to Strings

My new cello bow arrived last week. You may remember my telling you that part of my goal for the new year was to start playing my cello more ... and since my bow has been out of commission for quite some time, Step One to realizing my goal was to get a new bow. And here she is.

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I'll be putting the bow to strings plenty this weekend because I recently met a woman at an event  who teaches cello here in Santa Ana. She has a doctorate in Musical Arts. Carter is her name. Dr. Carter Dewberry. I feel so lucky because of course in the back of my mind, after Step One was Step Two of finding an instructor who could motivate me to get back into things with the cello.

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My first lesson is on Monday. Time to resin up the bow.

January 23, 2011

Freight Train

Freight train freight train run so fast
Freight train freight train run so fast
Please don't tell which train I'm on
They won't know, which route I'm going

Monica & Jenny When I'm dead and in my grave
No more good times here I'll crave
Place the stones at my head and feet
And tell them I've gone to sleep

When I die oh bury me deep
Down at the end of old Chestnut Street
So I can hear old Number Nine
When she comes rolling by

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When I die oh bury me deep
Down at the end of old Chestnut Street
Place the stones at my head and feet
And tell them all I've gone to sleep

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Lyrics by Elizabeth Cotten

December 31, 2010

Romancing the Cello

Before the year is over, thought I'd post these photos that were taken a while ago but that I never posted on this blog. I do adore these shots.

Jenny Doh They are from a photo shoot for a magazine story titled Romancing the Cello.

Jenny Doh I love the ones in black and white but thought I'd throw in a couple in color to show the color of my dress.

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If there's a resolution to be made, it's for me to play more this coming year. Yes, I will play more as I embrace my word for the coming year: ENJOY.

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Wishing you all the best in the coming 2011.


July 04, 2010

Anyone Else But You

June 18, 2010


For the longest time, I've been wanting to knit myself a pair of red knee-highs with a touch of black and maybe a touch of white. After looking for the perfect pattern, I decided to design my own, based on how I have imagined them to be. So far so good, don't you think?


Another thing I've wanted to do for the longest time is to learn how to play the ukulele. So I've finally started. I've always loved the clean and playful sounds that come from the instrument ... and quite honestly, I've loved the idea that because of its small size, it's super mobile. (Very different than my cello or my guitar or piano.) I hope that in a few weeks I'll have a few tunes that I can play for you ... and if all goes well, maybe I'll be wearing my knee-highs for that performance!

Check out how itty bitty it is when placed next to my cello. It's so dang cute that I feel like I need to name it. We'll see if a name emerges.

Happy knitting. And happy music-making. :)

April 22, 2010


"I want to be happy, but I can't be happy, til I make you happy too ..."

I wonder if Toby and Scout will ever really know how happy they make me every single day. And I hope that they feel the same way about me. Because I love them and I want them to be happy. I owe them so much.

March 29, 2010


It's not just because she's a great writer, a great photographer, a great artist, and great listener that I love Susan Tuttle.


It's because she allows herself to be vulnerable. She puts herself out there ... and dares herself to take risks and share all of who she is ... because she knows it's short, this one life we all get. 

And the beauty that we create ... it becomes most brilliant when we go for it, and share. 

February 27, 2010


Just one more thing about Brave Girls' Camp


One of the greatest things about the experience was that in between the chicken salad and the Mod Podge, there was lots of singing! One of the greatest sing-alongs was when we all made up verses to the tune of Michael Row the Boat Ashore, and Margie Romney-Aslett led the group to sum it all up for us.

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