Two Sides That Meet In The Middle ~ by Katrina Curtiss 10/24/2020

Two Sides That Meet In The Middle ~ by Katrina Curtiss 10/24/2020
Kat and Ken Friends 10:24:2020

He called me this morning, asking if I wanted to take back my vote yet, we laughed; I called him a son of a gun. We chatted like we do, most everyday. Topics range from music to politics. We never tell the other what to think or do, how to…

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My Cat And My Student, Mr. J. ~ Katrina Curtiss 9/17/2020

My Cat And My Student, Mr. J. ~ Katrina Curtiss 9/17/2020
Jackson and Basura 9:17:2020

He’s a great kid, to me at this age; they’re all kids. He looks at life with a gentle heart. He wants to travel after High School, wants to feel the world. He wants to make a difference. Basura Cat knows my students, a great judge of character. For some…

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My Cat And The Masked Guitar Students ~ by Katrina Curtiss 9/15/2020

My Cat And The Masked Guitar Students ~ by Katrina Curtiss 9/15/2020
Miss C. And Basura Guitar Lesson 9/12/2020

I've been teaching on Zoom ~ then as the number of COVID-19 cases started to drop, started teaching in person at my home studio. I have a plexiglass divider between my students and me. We're at least 6 feet apart. It's okay, if once the student is seated, that they take off…

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The Lonely Music Teacher ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/16/2020

The Lonely Music Teacher ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/16/2020
Empty Student's Chair 7/16/2020

I’m cleaning out all of my teaching material, hoping that much like when you wash your car it rains. If I clean it out, toss stuff out, suddenly the world will right itself and we’ll get back to normal. I’ve been at it for hours, going through everything, my God,…

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The Cat Who Tried To Sing ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 4/13/2020

The Cat Who Tried To Sing ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 4/13/2020
Basura Tries To Sing

My cat was meowing loudly and proud I asked, "Why are you being so desperately loud?" She replied, “Like you, I’m trying to sing It seems like such a remarkably, simple thing” “Teach me,” she asked as she played on the floor “I want to sing opera, country and more…

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The Cat Who Wanted To Drive My Car (Basura Behind The Wheel) ~ a short poem by me 4/9/2020

The Cat Who Wanted To Drive My Car (Basura Behind The Wheel) ~ a short poem by me 4/9/2020
Basura Behind The Wheel

My Cat couldn’t learn to play the guitar Now she wants to learn to drive my car Our first attempt didn’t get us very far We hardly moved from here to thare I tried; I tried to teach her how When I said, turn left, she only meowed Turn right…

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A Letter A Day To You #7 “Naked Mona Lisa” Katrina Curtiss 3/24/2020

A Letter A Day To You #7 “Naked Mona Lisa” Katrina Curtiss 3/24/2020
Empty Make-up Bag

It’s been days since I’ve gone anyplace Since then, no make-up has touched my face Today, I teach guitar lessons on line Oh where did I put that make-up of mine? I’ve looked in my cupboard I’ve looked in my shoe Without it, I don’t know what to do My…

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My Bathroom Has Been Stripped So Many Times, It Wants It’s Own Pole

My Bathroom Has Been Stripped So Many Times, It Wants It’s Own Pole
My bathroom has been stripped so many times, it wants its own Dancers Pole

This is an update for previous Musing: https://musings.katrinacurtissmusic.com/2020/03/remodeling-remorse/ On Monday, March 9th, 2020 the guy who was remodeling the guest bathroom was scheduled to arrive in the morning so that we could discuss our concerns. He texted, the morning of our appointment, stating that he was driving, it was raining,…

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How To Find A Good Teacher (Call me ~ Ego aside, read on)

A friend asked me if 50 is too old to learn to play the guitar, a question that comes up from time to time. The answer is no. In my humble opinion, you're never too old. Anyone can learn to play, age is not the determining factor; commitment and passion…

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Humpty Dumpy Dayz

I was teaching a guitar lesson to a 14-year-old girl last night, she’s also taking voice lessons from another teacher. I told her that I’m going to the Celine Dion concert tonight at the AT & T Center, her blank look and response of “Who?” threw me for a loop.…

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