Greetings, from my new office! You may now reach me at the UCC #3732. I've really enjoyed having a place to call my own and where I can practice my trombone for the day. Last year spent a lot of time and energy hauling my horn everywhere I went, so it's nice to leave it there when I need a break from practicing. My office mate is a french horn player that I met last year named Dan. This is where I teach all of my lessons as well-- the acoustics are okay since the room is equipped with the Wenger sound module. Also, last Friday was my first lesson of the semester with Dr. Gier. It went really well, and it feels so good to have some instruction again. I've been practicing a lot, and I think that I can make great progress this year. I'm trying to stay organized and smart about my practicing by keeping track of it on the whiteboard in my office. I've decided to work on French music this semester...wouldn't it be lovely if this study evolved into a study abroad or doctoral thesis in France?!