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How to teach music (& how Whiplash failed us)

how to teach music whiplash failed us mary kastle musician bowen island jazz pop soul folk singer-songwriterIf you are interested in music, then you’ve probably seen the movie Whiplash by now. It’s taken me a while to process my feelings about it because it was so deeply triggering for me. I’m sure anyone who’s been through jazz school had at least a few head-nodding moments throughout it.  Continue reading

[WRITING] Interview with Andy Sheppard from Find the Others

I’ve made another foray into music journalism! I recently had the chance to interview Bowen Island musician Andy Sheppard and talk about his new project Find the Others. They just released a fantastic new album called “Empire of Time”, and we chatted about the making of it, along with how he approaches songwriting, and the partnerships that took him to Iceland. Continue reading

Some thoughts on “The Days of Wine and Roses”…

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I wrote a short piece about the history of “The Days of Wine and Roses” for our little local paper, the Bowen Island Undercurrent. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Check it out here:

http://www.bowenislandundercurrent.com/entertainment/246405321.html