reneebarabash When you're up at 5am and it's raining. 10h

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reneebarabash It looks like spring and feels like summer. 1d

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reneebarabash Waiting for brunch is hard. 3d

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reneebarabash A truly exquisite evening of music. The work of presenting house concerts is well worth the effort when I get to sit back and watch my talented friends engage with new audiences. (Repost from @livingroomproject) 2w

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reneebarabash Happy weekend!
Ours will be spent blowing lots of bubbles, hosting a house concert and listening to Radiohead nonstop.
2w

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reneebarabash Circa 1986. 2w

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reneebarabash Poké all day long. 2w

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reneebarabash Happy Friday.
Phew!
3w

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reneebarabash "There's no limit to the different kinds of feelings music can make you have... Every once in a while we have feelings so deep and so special that we have no words for them and that's where music is so marvellous; because music names them for us, except in notes instead of in words. It's all in the way music moves... and that movement can tell us more about the way we feel than a million words can." .
(Leonard Bernstein, Young People's Concerts: "What Does Music Mean", 1958)
3w

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reneebarabash Sick boy. I can't remember the last time he fell asleep on me. #fromwhereisit 4w

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reneebarabash "In the deep of night, I am inclined towards heartbreak... I regret every time I’ve spoken sharply to the children, every time I’ve answered curiosity with distractedness, met need with impatience, countered gentle trust with self-importance.  In the night, these occasions spook around me like the ghosts of Bad Behavior Past, hauntingly distorted.
I’m not being hard on myself, not exactly. I don’t expect perfection.  I know that I have appreciated this journey; inhaled the children’s hair and smiles, crouched down to listen, lay down to comfort.  Every day I have gathered handfuls of my own gratitude and flung them skyward, exalted; I have knelt down in gratitude to press my humble face to its grit.  But oh, I have taken so much for granted.”
- Catherine Newman
4w

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reneebarabash It's nice when friends live nearby. 1mon

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reneebarabash I've been working on some Schubert and Ravel for a water-themed concert this weekend. Playing music about water so often feels like meditation. .
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#piano #classicalmusic #musiciansofinstagram #somanynotes #vscocam
1mon
  •   lnettle It would make me have to pee.😕 1mon
  •   reneebarabash @lnettle Ha! Well now I'm going to be thinking of that on Saturday. 1mon

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reneebarabash These are golden years. 1mon

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reneebarabash Cheese! 1mon

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reneebarabash On my way last night to see one of my heroes, Steve Reich. It was an unforgettable and inspiring evening.
#bluronpurpose #stevereich #musicfor18musicians @soundstreams @nexuspercussion
1mon

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reneebarabash Once upon a time, late-night practicing meant that I would be playing until 4am. Now it means I am done by 9.
#lifeofamusician
but also: #lifeofamom
#vscocam
2mon

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