Dr. Boyle

Repetition Repetition Repetition

Humans are built for repetition. So much of what we do as living beings is rooted in repetitive structure. We have a cycle each day that we repeat: get up...do daily activities...eat...more activities...eat again...more activities...eat a third time...rest a bit...and sleep. The next day its starts again. We brush our teeth the same way each day. [...]

Music Matters – But Why?

I'm guessing that if you are here, reading this blog, that music is important to you. Your kids might take part in Kindermusik, or perhaps music lessons. You may attend concerts or listen to music on a regular basis. I probably don't have to convince you about music's power and its importance in the human [...]

The Justa Syndrome

Pep talk time. In the past two days, I have had two separate interactions with people in my life that reminded me of something many of us will face at some point or another. I call it the "Justa Syndrome." Our kids will probably face it, too. And if we don't know how to deal with [...]

Building Community Through Music

I travel quite a lot as a conductor. I guest conduct choral festivals in various locations as a part of my musical life. Last month, I found myself working with the New Jersey Treble All-State Choir, an ensemble made up of high school sopranos and altos. These types of festivals are always exciting for me. [...]