Exposed ~ Katrina Curtiss 8.6.21

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Masks On Again For Private Lessons 8 6 21

The next day a text, Covid-19 in his chest I canceled all of my students, thinking it best Thinking of anyone who had come into my space Thankfully, outdoors, I wear a mask on my face.

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My Day ~ Katrina Curtiss 4/2/2021

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Piano, Guitar, Basura and Me 4/2/2021

I like this picture; I like it a lot, It was taken between lessons, I taught. First piano and then guitar did we learn, It’s how I make the money, I earn. It’s a lovely way to spend my day, Listening to my students play. We tap our feet and…

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Conversations With My Students ~ Katrina Curtiss 3/31/21

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My Music Room 3/31/ 2021

Older Student: “I pulled a muscle in my back.” Me: “Me too, getting older is hell.” Younger Student: “I saw a ceramic doll on the side of the road, it’s eyes bore into my soul.” Me: “I saw a cloud that looked like a bunny.” Older Student: “I went walking…

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Playing The Guitar Is Hard ~ Katrina Curtiss 3/28/2021

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My Two Loves ~ Basura & Guitar 3:28:2021

My students come to learn to play, They must also practice everyday. They cast their eyes down to the ground, When they play and make an awful sound. Did you practice? I ask of them, As they try to play the piece over again. A few minutes here, a few…

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Marcia Rose ~ My Forever Friend ~ Katrina Curtiss 1/9/2021

Taking a break from the chaos in the world, I keep up my daily phone calls with my forever friend, Marcia Rose. Marcia has been battling Lyme Disease for the last 15 years, it hit her brain, for lack of medical terms, slowly she has lost the use of her…

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The Boy Who Lives Across The Street ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/29/2020

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The Boy Who Lives Across The Street 12:29:2020

Sitting on the porch, drinking coffee, watching the day go by, the dull sounds of an electric guitar playing the intro to 7 Nation Army. Thinking to myself, “How cool, someone got a bass guitar for Christmas.” Then random notes played on higher strings, “Oh cool, someone got an electric…

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The Christmas Cello ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/24/2020

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The Christmas Cello 12 24 2020

It’s a quiet Christmas Eve morning, Sofia doing her thing, me, mine, Basura Cat sleeping in the windowsill. A text from my adopted family, “Are you busy?” First thought was about seeing anyone during the Pandemic, during the season of gathering. First a stop by my adopted nieces, the girls…

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A Musician’s Review Of 2020 ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/18/2020

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2020 The Year Of The Empty Stage 12:18:2020

There was a time back long ago, When off with my equipment, I’d go. I’d set up on stage and sing my songs, Having a grand time all night long. But back in March, when the virus hit, My world of music turned into shit. No more music across the…

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