Day 76: Why Attending the Opera in Italy Should Be On Your “List”

I know what you're going to say to me.  "Opera's not really my thing."  There are many people who would agree and not call opera their "thing."  But if you do happen to come all the way to Italy, the BIRTHPLACE OF OPERA, you will find the following ample reasons to hopefully persuade you to … Continue reading Day 76: Why Attending the Opera in Italy Should Be On Your “List”

Choosing Perseverance

Last Tuesday evening I had a unique experience full of "firsts" here in Vicenza.  Traveling around the world as a musician-teacher has been challenging over the last 8 years.  As with any musician-teacher, the balance between staying musically engaged and teaching music is challenging, especially with language barriers.  Besides that, how many more times do I need … Continue reading Choosing Perseverance

La Fenice: An Under-appreciated Tourist Must-See

Drew and I have been blessed by having many friends and family members visit us, usually wanting for the most part to see us, secondly wanting to see Italy, at least that's what we like to tell ourselves. 😉  We are now on our 9th visitor of 2014, and she has a special story as it's been … Continue reading La Fenice: An Under-appreciated Tourist Must-See