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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The Laughing Student      

I love Wednesdays because I get to see “The Laughing Student.” He’s been taking lessons for about 4 months and working on the same material over and over. He works hard all day, then goes home, grabs a bite to eat and his guitar and poof, he’s in my studio regular…

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Your Inner Child Is Knocking

I’m always in wonder at my students, their bravery, commitment, and honesty. They range from 6 years old to 85, guitar, ukulele and piano, mostly guitar as it’s my main instrument. The kid’s are sometimes more of an entertainment lesson, their attention span wanes, so we go from one instrument to…

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A Christmas Card To My Students

It’s Christmas time, here in San Antonio, the weather changes minute to minute. I have to keep an array of outfits at the ready, sweater to shorts, like fat to thin. It’s a special time with my students, trying out Christmas songs as I hope they gather round and sing together…

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Kat Courtesies

Recently, I ran into a situation with a student who has been canceling last minute, sometimes even after the lesson has started. I’m extremely flexible when it comes to cancelations, I get it, life happens. But when someone simply blows me off, not so much. You have to give notice…

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