Friday, August 29, 2014

CTO … Breaking News! Ken & Brad Kolodner Plan Mini-Tour in the Carolinas this November

That's right! Ken & Brad Kolodner have scheduled a whirlwind weekend of fun, including a contra dance, fiddle and banjo workshops, plus a concert in Charleston, SC.

Then they'll top it all off with a house concert right here in central NC!

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy some fine toe-tappin' music!

Check This Out 

Sun, Nov 9, 2014: Hillsborough, NC
Ken and Brad in a house concert at ThreeSpokes, the home of Doug Joyce and Colleen Zinn. Suggested donation of $20. Show starts at 3:00 p.m. Jam to follow!! Finger foods and iced tea will be provided. Bring your beverage of choice if you would like. Please get your reservations early as seating is limited to 50. For reservations or more information, contact Colleen at or call 919-732-7570 

In the mood for a little road trip and want to take in the entire weekend?
Here's the rest of the story:

Fri, Nov 7, 2014: Charleston, SC
Ken and Brad join Bart Saylor to play for the Charleston Contra Dance at 8:00 p.m.  Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Place East, North Charleston, SC 29405

Sat, Nov 8, 2014: Charleston, SC
Old-time banjo workshops with Brad Kolodner
Old-time fiddle workshops with Ken Kolodner
Fiddle and banjo workshops will run at the same time
10:00-12:00 - Cost: $35
Location: Hungry Monk Music, 1948 Belgrade Ave., Charleston, SC
To register & learn more, contact Bart Saylor at & 843-270-6234

Sat, Nov 8, 2014: Charleston, SC
Ken and Brad in concert at The Circular Congregational Church, at 150 Meeting St. Charleston, SC. Tickets at $20.00. 7pm-9pmMore info: Bart Saylor at and 843-270-6234

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday's Muse

"Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it."  ~Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, August 22, 2014

CTO … Practice Progress Disappears Overnight!

Have you ever practiced a piece of music over and over until you have it down just right? Feels good, doesn't it? Why, sure it does, until you settle into practice the next day and can't begin to duplicate the genius. What happens to all that progress? Does the sandman wipe our brains clean while we're sleeping? Maybe we're doing the practice thing all wrong!

Check This Out … Research suggests that a random practice schedule is more effective than the traditional blocked practice schedule. Has anybody tried this?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Monday's Muse

To achieve a great goal, one must begin with a small achievement.  ~ Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday's Muse

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.  ~ Plato

Friday, August 1, 2014

CTO … "The Language of Music" this Sunday with Constellation

Helen Wolfson & Eric Thomas of Durham ARE the musical duo, Constellation. They will present a special service, "The Language of Music," at 10:30 am this Sunday (August 3) at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The event is free and open to the public.
Check This Out …  The Durham News has the scoop! Read all about it here.