Rob Reck


I am a musician.  I sing. I play.  I compose.  I arrange.   Music is what I do.  Mostly.

I was a low brass major but I also studied voice. I played euphonium in middle school but I learned how to play some trombone and, later, bass because I love jazz and I wanted to be involved.

But I also write.  I am always thinking and I like to write.  People have said so many kind things about things I have written that I decided to seek a wider audience.  Perhaps you will find help, comfort, and inspiration in these words.   Let me know!

Welcome to the Happy Rock Way!

The Story of the Happy Rocks
The story that led to this blog

After you read the story, listen to the song!

A Trip to London   Installment number 1.  Enjoy my adventure from 2009
A Trip to London Pt. 2  In which Rob’s tuxedo takes a tour of London while he waits by the phone.

The #1 Post for 2017
Some Empathy for Music Teachers

Relationship Red Flags

Practicing 101 – Nuts and bolts of practicing for results

Are You Ready?   – Final thoughts before the audition

Send this link to a teacher you love!  ——-> On Teachers

Coming Back from the Edge

Breathing for Focus and Relaxation – For performers and athletes – more to come in this series.

Sitting in the Kitchen  – How to Cry

Just in Case Anyone Has Forgotten

Caring is a Wonderful Thing……..?

Is it the Destination or the Journey?

How to Make Things Get Worse or Better

*The Roller Coaster Life Club

Rock Your Corner of the World

I Liked This One

On Teachers

Why Teachers are Amazing

Strong  Words

Six Habits of the Professional Encourager

Getting In Touch With Your Inner Nerd

Be Your Own Kind of Awesome

“With Malice Towards None”

Please leave comments!  Your feedback is valuable to me.

3-21-15 – Fixed the link on “Strong Words”
10-23-2015 – Added the link to the Happy Rock Song.  Yay!

4 thoughts on “Rob Reck

  1. Carolynn Roseberry December 25, 2014 / 3:47 am

    Love your Happy Rock story, Rob!
    Keep spreading the joy!! 🙂

    • reckeuph March 28, 2015 / 1:31 pm

      I should have said, “Thank you” when you first posted Thank you!

  2. Mercedes Wagner March 11, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    mr.reck your so inspiring and so fun to be around I loved you as my orchestra teacher I saw you today and it was a flashback to the past I’m glad things are going well for you. Thanks for the Happy rock today. 🙂

  3. reckeuph March 28, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Thank you, Ms. Wagner. I hope you find continuing inspiration here! I know life can be tough sometimes but if you hang in and hang on you can become a very strong person through all of that. I am sure you have noticed other people your age who have absolutely no clue and can’t handle a bad hair day much less a real problem.

    Take care!

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