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
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
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
Six Habits of the Professional Encourager
Getting In Touch With Your Inner Nerd
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!
Love your Happy Rock story, Rob!
Keep spreading the joy!! 🙂
I should have said, “Thank you” when you first posted Thank you!
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. 🙂
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.