Learning and Teaching and Leading

One thing I learned early on when teaching drumming students, particularly beginners, is that the person who learns the most is often the teacher.It never seems to matter whether the lesson is an individual or group lesson, focused on one style or gene…

Sheep of a different fold

For a few years now I’ve been listening and reading to the work Mary Poppendeick has produced with increasing appreciation. Then last year I had the opportunity to interview Mary and Tom for InformIT, as part of InformIT’s coverage of the Agile 2009,…

Music, or Testerman's Ramble

At one point in my life I played in a band that performed a variety of Irish traditional and folk music.  We also played a fair amount of Scottish traditional and folk as well, however, it seems if you play or sing a single Irish song, you ar…