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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An Act Of Thoughtfulness ~ Katrina Curtiss 3/13/2021

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Katrina Bday Suprise gift Dakota and Mom Cindy 3 12 2021

I’m busy doing what I’m always doing, looking at music, trying to learn, trying to write, trying to stay one step ahead. A text from a guitar student’s mom, asking if I am home. I always hesitate since the Pandemic started, not much for socializing, my choice. She states that 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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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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Random Thoughts ~ 3am, a chilly 44 degrees in San Antonio, Texas. ~ Katrina Curtiss 12/9/2020

A friend quit her teaching job, stating that her school is basically telling its employees to continue going to work, despite the spike in Covid 19 cases. She has underlying health issues, what are her choices? Continue working as more and more students test positive, as more of her co-workers…

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My Cat And My Students ~ Katrina Curtiss 11/23/2020

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Basura Waits For A Student 11:23:2020

Basura Cat found her favorite spot on the floor, Saying, that she is not moving anymore. It’s her favorite space in the entire house, She won’t move, not even for a mouse. It’s next to where my students come and sit, They don’t seem to mind Basura Cat, no not…

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The Music Note Tree ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/28/2020

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The Music Note Tree 7/28/2020

The Music Note Tree is a friend of mine It helps me play music and keep good time The notes tell me how long they want to play Each note has a value and here’s what they say. The Whole Note says “It’s 4 beats for me” The Whole Note…

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

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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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